Pilots4U aims to set up one very visible, easily accessible network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy with Europe-wide coverage.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to tackle global challenges related to social, economic and environmental aspects. In November 2016, the European Commission published its Communication on "Next Steps for a sustainable European future" as a first step towards the implementation of the SDGs in the EU.
Research and Innovation (R&I) are expected to make a bigger contribution to achieving EU policy priorities in the future, in particular for the SDGs. The circular bioeconomy can bring huge opportunities in achieving the SDGs if managed sustainably and policy coherence is achieved.
This paper provides a summary, examples and an outlook on the contribution of the Bio-Based Indutries to the SDGs.
Providing regular analysis and data is fundamental for policy makers and stakeholders to monitor the development of an economic sector and make the necessary decisions to maximize the benefits it generates, be...