Thursday 1 September
'Rush for Resources: Ethics of building a bio-based economy'
15:30 -18:30. The Hauser Forum, Cambridge CB3 0GT
The event is for businesses interested in biomass as a feedstock for energy and materials, and is FREE to attend.
To achieve sustainable economic growth, global society needs to wean itself off fossil resources. This in turn puts increased pressure on available biomass, land and water. In the rush for resources, ethical considerations are easily overlooked or given a low priority.
This April the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published its report on the ethical issues surrounding biofuels (Biofuels: ethical issues).The report, which includes recommendations for policy and practice, highlights that its conclusions are also applicable to other sectors which build on biomass as a key resource.
Join us to:
- Hear from Prof. Christine Raines of the Council's Working Party on biofuels, presenting the findings of the report.
- Discuss the report recommendations and potential implications for the wider bio economy in the UK.
- Respond to the findings of the report and share comments with other attendees.
- Network with fellow businesses in the sector.
Registration - to attend this event please contact Julia O'Rourke, InCrops events co-ordinator, by Wednesday 24 August to register your place.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 591765.