How the bioeconomy can contribute to Europe's climate and biodiversity goals

The bioeconomy will be crucial for achieving Europe’s climate and biodiversity goals. As a sector defined by its relationship with the natural world, Europe’s bioeconomy must lead on the transition to a sustainable, green economy.

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Biodiversity is the bedrock our planet depends on. It contributes to the fulfilment of all SDGs and is vital in supporting several key economic sectors in our bioeconomy – most critically in agriculture, food & drink and construction. Its survival also depends on a stable climate below 1.5°C.

With 30% of the EU’s €1.8 trillion budget and recovery fund for 2021-2027 earmarked for climate and biodiversity-related initiatives, the EU has committed to put the climate crisis and biodiversity loss on a path to recovery.

And the European bioeconomy is key in achieving this. In this policy paper, created in collaboration with Avril, Lantmännen, Neste, Novozymes, Scania and other leaders in the bioeconomy value chain through several working sessions, we’ve outlined opportunities and policy proposals to enable the bioeconomy to fully play its part.