A sustainable bioeconomy for Europe: strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment
- The bioeconomy covers all sectors and systems that rely on biological resources (animals, plants, micro-organisms and derived biomass, including organic waste), their functions and principles.
- It includes and interlinks:
- land and marine ecosystems and the services they provide;
- all primary production sectors that use and produce biological resources (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture);
- and all economic and industrial sectors that use biological resources and processes to produce food, feed, bio-based products, energy and services.
- A bioeconomy strategy for the EU was published in 2012 and updated in 2018.
- Bioeconomy strategies also exist or are being developed in many of the EU Member States and their regions.
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