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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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