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Publication | 10 May 2020

Bioeconomy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals - A view from the Bio-based Industries Consortium

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.