Biotechnology policies

OECD Workshop on Best Practices in Assessing the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Bio-based Products - Montreal, Canada - 23-24 July 2009

 

Report of Workshop now available - click to dowload

 

The workshop on OECD Best Practices in Assessing the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Bio-based Products was held in Montreal, Canada on July 23-24, 2009 where the following topics have been discussed:

 

  • Existing sector, national, or international approaches for assessment of sustainability of bio-based products, such as bio-based chemicals, bio-based plastics, enzymes, bio-based materials, and biofuels; 
  • Common and divergent approaches in existing assessment methods; 
  • Consideration of what might constitute a comprehensive sustainability assessment; 
  • Barriers to the application of current assessment methods; and 
  • The key elements of potential best practices in the assessment of the environmental and economic sustainability of bio-based products, as well as how these might be further developed within the OECD.

For more information, please contact Mr Alexandre Bartsev at alexandre.bartsev@oecd.org.

 

Workshop agenda and presentations   Workshop concept paper

 

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