VITRI met the Thai Ambassador in Helsinki

WP_20150817_11_30_01_ProOn August 17, 2015, Professor Markku Kanninen and Mr. Dipjoy Chakma from VITRI, and Dr. Damrong Pipatwattanakul from Kasetsart University, Thailand, met with his excellency Mr. Rachanant Thananant, Thailand Ambassador to Finland. During the meeting VITRI’s collaboration with Kasetsart University was presented and also other potential forms of cooperation were discussed. Continue reading

Public Seminar: Green economy and bioeconomy: Which way to go?

The United Nation’s Green Economy Initiative became the centerpiece of the United Nation’s “Rio+20” conference in 2012, making the green economy a buzzword of international policy discourse. Green economy is perceived as a concept replacing sustainable development as the new driving force of environmental action. In its simplest expression, a green economy is low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

More recently, the concepts of bioeconomy and green-economy have been converging into a larger idea where it has been suggested that the green-economy should be considered as part of the integrated bioeconomy concept. However, the main ideological division reminds: Continue reading