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Communication from the Commission updating the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy
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Ryan Institute, NUI Galway (Ireland)
The Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy research at NUI Galway welcomes the opportunity provided by this public consultation to make submissions to EU DG Research & Innovation's review of the 2012 EU bioeconomy strategy. The definition of "bioeconomy" outlined in the EU bioeconomy strategy 2012 – Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe, intrinsically covers a broad spectrum of the economy. The Ryan...
University of Hohenheim (Germany)
The University of Hohenheim supports the update of the 2012 EU Bioeconomy. An adaptation of the Bioeconomy Strategy appears absolutely essential on the background of a quickly evolving and expanding European Bioeconomy and the concomitant requirements for suitable research and policy strategies. A sustainable Bioeconomy can only succeed as a cross-sectoral and systematically interdisciplinary approach. Therefore it is considered positive...
Treesearch is a national effort in Sweden that has been developed jointly by industry and academia. It has the goal to provide a strong platform for supporting research and development of competence aiming at creating a basis for the development (research, technical development and innovation) of new and improved materials and speciality chemicals from forest-based resources. New materials from forest-based resources can not only replace...
Land and biomass are limited resources and their utilization in the EU should be guided by the objectives of mitigating climate change, protecting biodiversity and supporting sustainable development as laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement, Convention on Biological Diversity and the Sustainable Development Goals. Current trends of increasing global population, climate related changes in ecosystem health, biodiversity loss, degradation of...
Conselho Empresarial para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável (Portugal)
Conselho Empresarial para o Desenvovimento Sustentável (BCSD Portugal), a Portuguese private sector stakeholder, welcomes the opportunity to give inputs to the update of the European bioeconomy strategy. Please see attached the pdf file with BCSD Portugal's feedback.
According to the EEB, the bio-economy strategy should be reviewed in order to give clearer visibility on how to contribute to shifting from fossil fuel dependency to more sustainable material sources, while avoiding creating an unsustainable pressure on biomass, risking endangering biodiversity preservation goals and not respecting the carrying capacity of the planet. The EEB thinks that priority applications should be targeted, rather than...