Circular Bioeconomy offers game-changing solutions

12 Jun 20

The need to react to the COVID-19 crisis is a unique opportunity to transform our economy and put forward the change that our society needs to create a sustainable and desirable future. A circular bioeconomy uses renewable natural capital to holistically transform and manage our land, food, health and industrial systems with the goal of achieving sustainable wellbeing. The latest scientific insights and breakthrough technologies have been described in a new 10-Point Action Plan to catalyse a circular bioeconomy of wellbeing, coordinated by European Forest Institute Director Marc Palahí:

  1. Aim at sustainable wellbeing
  2. Invest in nature and biodiversity
  3. Ensure an equitable distribution of prosperity
  4. Rethink holistically land, food and health systems
  5. Transform industrial sector
  6. Reimagine cities through ecological lenses
  7. Create an enabling regulatory framework
  8. Bring purposeful innovation to the investment and political agenda
  9. Ensure access to finance and enhance risk-taking capacity
  10. Intensify and broaden research and education 
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  • Additional information could be found at the European Forest Institute webpage