The first online lecture of our lecture series “Is Bioeconomy our future? – Approaches, Point of Views and Perspectives of the Bioeconomy” took place on the 21st of September from 7-9 p.m. In this online seminar guest lecturer Prof. Dr. Markus Pauly, head of the Institute for Plant Cell Biology and Biotechnology gave insights into the basics of the bio-economy and discussed with the audience the potential of the bio-economy for more sustainability and climate protection.
Our economy continues to be based on the use of fossil fuels such as oil, gas or coal. This leads to the release of a large amount of greenhouse gases, which contribute significantly to climate change.
The bio-economy, on the other hand, relies on renewable raw materials, including the use of plant biomass, and thus stands for the transition to a plant-based economy. This form of sustainable production and use of resources is intended above all to reduce greenhouse gases (some of the processes even remove CO2 from the atmosphere!) and thus contribute to mitigating climate change in the long term.
The event took place, as developed in the co-creation process, as part of a series event “Is Bioeconomy our future? – Approaches, Point of Views and Perspectives of the Bioeconomy” and is a cooperation of the University of Düsseldorf, the Cluster of Excellence for Plant Sciences CEPLAS, Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e. V. and Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen.