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Jan 18

Bioenergy Promotion 2 expert panel on the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture : Berlin, Germany

Time Jan 18, 2013
PlaceBerlin, Germany
NotesThe Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international event focusing on central issues regarding the future of the global agri-food industry. It will be held for the fifth time in January 2013, during the International Green Week (IGW) in Berlin.
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The 2013 GFFA  “Responsible Investment in the Food and Agriculture Sectors – A Key Factor for Food Security and Rural Development”, will bring together politics, industry, academia and civil society at a forum for exchange and political understanding, providing a platform for intensive talks, discussions and meetings at the various events.

One of the events is the expert panel with the titel “Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Governance- obstacles or opportunities for investments in sustainable bioenergy in Baltic Sea Region”, organized by the project Bioenergy Promotion 2. The panel will take place on 18th of January from 10 to 12 o’clock.

A panel of experts will discuss the questions of responsible investments in the field of bioenergy considering the following questions:
1) Current state of good governance and corporate social responsibility in bioenergy investments?
2) What would be the advantages of it and how could public or private investors be motivated to consider Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Governance?
3) What would be the implications for the total investments in the sector?
4) How to use the existing procurement rules to integrate sustainable bioenergy concepts into public or private investment projects?

The aim is to encourage public and private investors to integrate sustainability principles and criteria in their tender specifications and corporate strategies. By introducing requirements for environmental sustainability in tender specifications, the demand from public authorities could significantly increase the market for sustainable biomass and bioenergy and drive technological innovation.

The discussion will be led by Tyge Kjaer (Roskilde University, Denmark) and Bjarne Rasmussen (Region Zealand, Denmark).

For more information and registration, please visit the event website.

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