Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France




Organizers : INRA, Bioeconomy, PARIS, France
Date : from June 9th 10 am to June 10th 5pm
Location : Ministry of Research, Paris
Expected number of participants : 100-250
Nature of participants : research private and academia, NGOs, higher education
Keywords : bioeconomy, energy transition, renewable, sustainability
Keynote speakers :
  • C. Paterman Conseil allemand pour la bioéconomie, Berlin, Germany
  • CDP. Christian De Perthuis Université Paris Dauphine, Paris, France
  • DD. Daniel Debye Commission Européenne, Dg recherche et innovation, bruxelles, Belgium
  • LS. Louise Staffas Swedish Environmental Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • P. Criqui Université Grenoble, Grenoble, France
  • MG. Michel Griffon  SCAR, Bruxelles, Belgium


Bioeconomy has become a concept that goes beyond the community of sustainable development. It is the object of a strong display of the European Commission to support innovation, especially in the H2020 European framework program. The National Strategy for Research "France 2020" gives to the bioeconomy the challenge of responding to the scarcity of some non-renewable resources while setting the goal of a model of production and consumption more sustainable and more respectful of the environment.

The bioeconomy has two meanings. The first focused on technological advances, is the biologisation production and processing activities with the partial substitution of physical and chemical technologies with biotechnologies. It has immediate consequences in the areas of bioenergy and bio-based molecules in chemistry and materials. The second strategy is applying the principles of sustainable development, beyond the contribution of biotechnology, when encompassing food chains, energy and chemicals in favor of a systemic view with interlaced material flow, energy and information..

The conference will address two issues:
  • How can  bioeconomy give sustainable responses to human needs?
  • How to drive in the coming decades, the transition to a bio-based economy, from traditional sectors (agriculture, food, wood energy, forest) to revisit, reorient and restructure or emerging sectors (chemicals, biotechnology, materials, biofuels) to reinforce and better integrate bioeconomy into the economic system?

More information

You will find more information on this side event on the following link : https://colloque.inra.fr/bioeconomie2015