• 2018-07-04

    BioWiseTrans meets to enable bioeconomy

    On 18-20 of June, BioWiseTrans partners Nordregio, NIBIO, LUKE, Oslo University and Karlstad University came together in Hamar and sorroundings for its second workshop. Like last time and importantly, different stakeholders from Norway, Sweden and Finland joined us.

    The meeting focused on the need to address and study conflicts and synergies in the ongoing transition towards a fully biobased economy. Foremost focusing on forests, the group of 15 researchers and practitioners jointly experienced and discussed balancing goals of economic uses (e.g. production), social uses (e.g. recreation and tourism) and environmental concerns (e.g. conservation, restrictions and regulations).

  • 2018-06-11

    New Board for CRS

    Vice Chancellor Johan Sterte, recently appointed the new board for CRS as the mandate period had run out on May 31. Some members of the board are new, while some guarantee a continutiy to the development of CRS. The mandate period is from 1st of June 2018 to 31st of May 2021.

    The board gathers both external members and members recruited from within the University.

  • 2018-05-12

    Just a moment, Margareta Dahlström, professor of Human Geography. You recently attended the Global Bioeconomy Summit in Berlin…

    .. Why did you attend this conference?
    - This is a recurrent international summit at top level with a focus on sustainable bioeconomy. I attended as head of CRS, as coordinator for the research project Ingoskog and due to my involvement in our other projects regarding bioeconomy.

    - My fellow researchers from Karlstad, Ida Grundel and Marie Nordfeldt, were also at the summit. It is an arena where researchers, industry, politicians, policymakers, authorities and NGO: s from all over the world meet. This is one of the reasons why the summit is so interesting – the very broad perspective both in regards to topics and participants.

  • 2018-04-09

    Broad perspectives and discussions at the Bioeconomy Day 2018

    For the second year runnig, Karlstad hosted the Bioeconomy Day on March 21-22. Leading industry and organisations, key stakeholders and policy makers from Sweden and Norway gathered. Researchers from CRS, Karlstad University, were also among the participants.

    This year's Bioeconomy Day contained a mix of seminars, discussions and conversations between expertise from industry and politicians at all levels. The Bioeconomy Day has quickly developed into an arena for exchanging experiences and a platform to create a joint vision for strategies and concepts needing political support.

  • 2018-02-26

    Networking opportunities through BioWiseTrans

    BioWiseTrans is a Nordic initiative that aims to maintain and develop a network for studying and promoting transition to a new bioenonomy primarily based on land and forest-based biomass production. In January, a workshop was held in Joensuu in Finland in which researchers and project partners from Sweden, Norway, and Finland participated.

    The network project, which started in September last year, will continue until 2020 and is funded by the Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research, Nordic Forest Research and other partners. Margareta Dahlström and Ida Grundel from CRS participate in the network. Early this year, a workshop and a study visit took place in Joensuu in Finnish Karelia.

  • 2018-02-05

    Service sector important in development of a green economy

    The transition to a green economy often deals with technology: solar panels, greener cars and new types of fuel. But green economies can also develop through changes in the service sector, and researchers recently gathered in Norrköping for an international workshop on the topic.

    The researchers are members of “The Green Economies Network”, one of whose founders was Brita Hermelin, professor and research leader at the Centre for Municipal Studies (CKS) at Linköping University. She was also one of the organisers of the workshop “Uneven Pathways towards the Green Economy”, held for two days at CKS. The group that started the network consists of people active in economic geography, and all have studied the service sector and the role it plays in development and growth, mainly from regional and local perspectives.