The world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels: China will invest 2.5 trillion yuan (€340 billion) in renewable energy over a five year period, reducing carbon emissions by 1.4bn.t. The investment is part

Belarus goes green. According to the Belarusian Telegraph Agency a plan of action on Belarus' green economy development through 2020 has been approved by Council of Ministers' resolution on 21 December. The document is available on the website of the Belarusian

John Bell talks to The BioJournal. In an exclusive interview the director for Bioeconomy at European Commission DG Research & Innovation discusses “the need to move our economy away from its dependence on fossil-based resources”. “The Commission – he says –

Italy has its own bioeconomy strategy. Last Tuesday the Italian government launched the strategy to shift the national economy towards greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources. Italy’s strategy and action plan, “Bioeconomy in Italy: A unique opportunity to

“We have in Europe world leading companies in key technologies of industrial biotechnology. But when we look at the investment performed in large scale biorefineries corresponding to the full scale deployment of bio-based production, Europe is late in the global

Does anyone still believe that climate change is not real? Watch the documentary “Before the Flood” directed by Fisher Stevens (this is his third environmental film, following the Academy Award-winning film The Cove and Racing Extinction) and produced and realized

Who is the more eco-sustainable candidate for the White House? There is no doubt: Hillary Clinton. The issues of the bioeconomy, the fight against climate change and environmental sustainability have entered forcefully in the American election campaign. We are facing,

“To ensure a transition to a sustainable bioeconomy we need to create a coherent, ambitious, long-term predictable and well-coordinated international bioeconomy policy framework which involves all key sectors and disciplines and socio-economic geographic scales (cities, regions, countries, Europe)”. Marc Palahì,