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SAN Executive Director to serve as member of CBA’s Scientific Advisory Board

The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (CBA) has invited SAN Executive Director, José Joaquín Campos, to be a member of its newly established Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for an initial period of three years. He joins the SAB along with four other scientists.

Established in 2020 by the former Prince of Wales, the CBA provides a learning and networking platform to connect the dots between governmental and non-governmental organizations, local communities, investors, and companies to advance the circular bioeconomy, while restoring biodiversity and addressing the climate crisis globally.

King Charles III with SAN’s José Joaquín Campos and CBA’s Marc Palahí during a CBA gathering in Scotland in January 2022. Photo: Iain Brown

“I feel honored to join the CBA's Scientific Advisory Board and hope I could contribute to developing agricultural opportunities with the bioeconomy paradigm, using research for enhancing impact in the field”, said Campos.

The SAB has been created to advise the CBA with regard to the development and implementation of its activities, and will perform the following tasks:

  • Provide scientific advice on CBA principles and activities, especially on how to assess and monitor their quality and success from a scientific perspective.

  • Advise on the establishment and functioning of a CBA science hub, which will conduct research and assessments of the different Living Labs, including proposals for future initiatives.

  • Promote research projects and networks between CBA and other relevant organizations.

SAN joined the CBA in February 2021 and both organizations are currently working together on the implementation of a Living Lab for Resi


lient Coffee Landscapes in Colombia within the framework of SAN’s TerraViva signature program. As part of the CBA’s plan to build a global network of Living Labs, SAN is also designing other cross-national Living Labs in Latin America.

The SAN-CBA partnership enables collaborative work with governments, investors, agribusiness, and civil society on projects to create resilient rural landscapes and livelihoods, supporting the transition to a global circular bioeconomy.


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