The Nordic bioeconomy is about a green transition. It is about the replacement of unsustainable and fossil-based resources, through the upgrading of side streams and waste, and by creating circular and sustainable local solutions. Here we summarize the activities of the Nordic Council of Ministers towards a sustainable change.
The panel consists of representatives of official agencies, research bodies, private companies and civil society. Collectively, they provide insight into socioeconomics, natural science, business, regional policy and the environment. See all of the members and observers here.
Professor Lene Lange, BioEngineering Center Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, the Technical University of Denmark and member of the Danish Bioeconomy Panel
Liisa Saarenmaa, Deputy Head of Department, Natural Resources Department, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Hörður G. Kristinsson (chair) – Head of Research, MATÍS Ltd. and a member of the European Bioeconomy Panel
Casper Linnestad, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Climate and Environment , Department for Nature Management
Stefan Källman, Director, Higher Education and Research, Department of Forest and Climate, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
Ólavur Gregersen,Director, Syntesa Partners & Associates
Henrik Leth, Chair, Greenland Employers’ Association
Lisbeth Due Schoenemann-Paul - Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Manager Royal Greenland
Sölve Högman, Head of Office, Department of Industry, Agriculture Office
Johan Elvnert, Director, European Forest-based Sector Technology Platform
Niels Gøtke, Head of Division, the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
Kjell Ivarsson, Vice-chair of the Working Party on Research and Innovation, Copa-Cogega, and Federation of Swedish Farmers
Sirpa Kurppa, Research professor on sustainable bioeconomy, LUKE Natural Resources Institute, Finland
Invited observers to the Nordic Bioeconomy Panel: NordGen Nordregio NordForsk, Nordic Innovation, Nordic Energy Research (NEF), the Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ), Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and the Nordic Working Group for Fisheries (AG-Fisk).