This news item relates to the EFI-led initiative which ran from 2020 to September 2023
The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance is pleased to announce that six new organisations have joined its global work to accelerate the transition to a circular bioeconomy that is climate neutral, inclusive and prospers in harmony with nature.
The organisations include: African Plantations for Sustainable Development; The Navigator Company; The New Forests Company; Reforest’Action; Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the Sustainable Agriculture Network.
The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance was established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales under his Sustainable Markets Initiative in 2020. The Alliance provides knowledge-informed support as well as a learning and networking platform to connect the dots between investors, companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations and local communities to advance the circular bioeconomy while restoring biodiversity globally.
Current activities include forest landscape restoration and agroforestry projects in Africa, South America, India and South-East Asia , as well as a global digital forum, Nature at the heart of a global circular bioeconomy, which takes place on 19 March. After the Natural Capital strategy launched by Lombard Odier in the framework of the Alliance in November 2020, new Funds for start-ups and scale-ups are already under discussion.
CBA Coordinator Marc Palahí said: “I look forward to working with our new members as we need to scale-up science-informed action globally to create a new economy powered by Nature”.
The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance is part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative. Founding donors and partners of the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance include: Sitra (The Finnish Innovation Fund), UPM, Astra Zeneca, Lombard Odier, New Generation Plantations Technical Assistance, Pretaterra, The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Agrofrestry (ICRAF), The World Economic Forum (WEF), The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Dasos Capital Oy, Wellbeing Economy Alliance, The World Resources Institute (WRI), The European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF), The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC).
More information: Marc Palahí (firstname.lastname @ efi.int)
The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance is facilitated by the European Forest Institute (EFI), an independent international science organization which generates, connects and shares knowledge at the interface between science and policy.