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Background & Motivation

The Global Bioeconomy Summit (GBS) is a high-level, biennial international conference. It has become the leading event with a format to globally review and discuss emerging opportunities and challenges of the bioeconomy and develop visions for the future development of a sustainable bioeconomy among key actors from governments, science and innovation, business and civil society. The summit links bioeconomy policy closely to global sustainable development and climate agendas. The Summit was originally initiated by the Bioeconomy Council of the Federal German Government in 2015.

In order to ensure the global spirit of the GBS an International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy (IAC) was established for the first summit in 2015 and continues to serve to this day. It unites bioeconomy policy drivers from all hemispheres and different fields of the bioeconomy. While the GBS2015 defined the bioeconomy holistically and as a strategy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, the GBS2018 focused on 14 key themes of global relevance for bioeconomy policy and highlighted opportunities for more intensified collaboration in macro-regions and globally.


The Conference

Learn about the vision and mission of the Global Bioeconomy Summit, its desired goals and outcomes. Discover highlights and conference materials from previous Summits.


International Advisory Council

Get to know the members of the International Advisory Council and their involvement in GBS2020.


Conference Office

Contact the Conference Office in Berlin, Germany for any information about the organization of GBS2020.


November 16, 2020 @ 3:00 am
November 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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