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What you need to know about Europe's bioeconomy

26/11/2019

The EU's climate ambitions depend on a vital bioeconomy, with sectors involved in the sustainable production of renewable resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based materials, products, services and bioenergy.

Europe's bioeconomy helps the EU move towards a circular, renewable, sustainable and resource-efficient economy by:

  • encouraging the transition away from a fossil-based society
  • decoupling economic growth from resource depletion and environmental impact
  • enabling Europe‚Äôs efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement
  • creating jobs and revitalising development in rural regions
  • contributing to a zero-waste economy by valorising waste and sidestreams into added-value products

ePURE is one of 12 associations in the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA), a cross-sector group dedicated to mainstreaming and realising the bioeconomy's potential in Europe.

Learn more about Europe's bioeconomy and how EU policies can supercharge its potential by reading the full infographic here.