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Growing the Irish Forest Bioeconomy – Breakfast Seminar

March 21, 2018
Sustainable Nation HQ Dublin Docklands Building
Dublin, Ireland

Coillte is delighted to introduce this breakfast seminar communicating the key role that Irish Forests will play in the new emerging Bioeconomy.

The gross output of the Irish forest sector is set to double by 2035 against a backdrop of increasing carbon constraint and this creates a tremendous opportunity. The Irish forest sector can deliver an exciting vision of a thriving, export led, forest Bioeconomy which creates sustainable jobs in rural Ireland and supports national land-use carbon reduction and climate adaption objectives.

This seminar discusses the role of Irish forests in the new Bioeconomy from a policy, producer, processer and a research and innovation perspective.

We hope that you will be able to join us at this important event and start a new conversation on the Irish Forest Bioeconomy.

The event will be chaired by Helen Carroll, presenter of RTE’s Ear to the Ground.

Speakers include:

Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture

George Burke, Department of the Taoiseach

Gerard Murphy, MD Coillte Forest

Brian Kelly, Irish Bioeconomy Foundation

Prof. Kevin O’Connor, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science