Upcoming Event

Webinar - Towards a Himalayan Bioeconomy

December 17, 2021

9:00—10:00 a.m. ET / 1400—1500 UTC via Zoom

A presentation by Carsten Smith-Hall

Part of the “Unlocking the Bioeconomy for Nontimber Forest Products” webinar series.


Logo for the webinar series “Unlocking the Bioeconomy for Nontimber Forest Products”, with an icon of a mushroom, two minds collaborating, a campfire, and a medicine bottle with pills, representing the variety of uses for nontimber forest products

While the number of dedicated bioeconomy strategies around the world is increasing, as are the efforts to identify gaps in the current set of strategies, the majority of the world’s countries remain without any nominal bioeconomic laws, i.e., policies and legislation explicitly addressing the bioeconomy. However, all these countries have functional bioeconomic laws, meaning, non-bioeconomic policies, laws, and regulations whose provisions have some relevance for the bioeconomy. Using the case of commercial medicinal plants in Nepal, this talk focuses in on how to build on functional bioeconomic law to support the identification of transition pathways to the forest-based bioeconomy in a low-income country.

This webinar series is hosted by the IUFRO Task Force, USDA Forest Service, The Forest History Society, and Renmin University of China.

Learn more about this webinar series