Against the background of the climate crisis, a growing world population, and dwindling raw materials, the search for alternative forms of economic activity is imperative. The bioeconomy is sustained by biological and renewable resources and thus creates a path away from a fossil fuel-driven economy. This brings new opportunities, but also risks for humans and nature. Can the bioeconomy provide a way out of the climate crisis? International authors present their visions in exclusively written literary articles and shed light on them in ten discussions with experts. From the role of trees in our ecosystems to the phenomenon of land grabbing and synthetic meat as food for the future, the events illustrate examples from everyday life, politics, and research. Political economist Maja Göpel [D], journalist Christiane Grefe [D] and energy economist Claudia Kemfert [D] will open the series together with author and environmentalist Andri Snaer Magnason [Iceland]. Nino Bulling [D] and Lukas Jüliger [D] will present their thoughts in the form of comics, and at the end the poet and environmental activist Homero Aridjis will join philosopher Timothy Morton [USA] and political scientist Barbara Unmüßig [D] in speculating about the visions of the future – utopias and dystopias – that will emerge from the diverse strategies of a bioeconomy. In conjunction with the Science Year 2020/21 – Bioeconomy. In cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Futurium.
Further information on the project can be found at www.wissenschaftsjahr.de.
Here you can find the program booklet.