Actions for sustainable bioeconomy in the West Nordic region
The purpose of the West Nordic Bioeconomy Panel is to identify common key issues of importance for the West Nordic region, identify opportunities, advice industry, governments and the public, as well as promote common key issues and policies. The West Nordic Region includes the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. The goal is to suggest a sound strategy for the West Nordic region in order to maintain and strengthen its bioeconomy, as well as to communicate that strategy. The West Nordic Bioeconomy Panel was identified as an action in the final report “Future Opportunities for Bioeconomy in the West Nordic Countries” (Smáradóttir et al, 2015). The work of the West Nordic Bioeconomy panel is being funded by the Nordic Atlantic Cooperation (NORA). Further information can be found at www.wnbioeconomy.com. This document outlines the following identified five strategic priorities and proposed related key actions by the West Nordic Bioeconomy panel and stakeholder platforms, with the aim of enhancing innovation and long term sustainable value creation within the regions bioeconomy.