Introduction to Sustainable Bioeconomy
Explore what the bioeconomy is, and how it could make European nations more sustainable, in this online sustainability course from the University of Padova.
Who is the course for?
This course is for students at all levels and professionals (e.g. consultants, public servants) active in natural resource management sectors (e.g. forestry and agriculture)
It would also benefit communication specialists and policymakers looking to better understand the emerging bioeconomy discourse and the latest bioeconomy-related policy developments at European level impacting the forest-based sector.
What topics will you cover?
European and national bioeconomy policies and research strategies
Emerging bioeconomy discourses
The diversity of bioeconomy stakeholders, their perceptions and expectations regarding bioeconomy
Innovations and Innovativeness for jumpstarting a sustainable bioeconomy transformation
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Interpret the latest developments of the (forest-based) bioeconomy in Europe
Apply different conceptual approaches for interpreting the bioeconomy
Explain how this concept emerged and how different European countries approach it in their national political strategies
Discuss what these different national approaches mean for the forest-based sector in the countries presented
Interpret the latest research on stakeholder and citizen perception in the bioeconomy
Summarize some of the most important innovations that currently shape the bioeconomy in Europe