You may have heard about bioeconomy and wondered what it is all about. It describes a future in which we rely on renewable biological resources to meet our needs for food, materials and energy.
What is the bioeconomy?
The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy.
It is an essential alternative to the dangers and limitations of our current fossil-based economy and can be considered as the next wave in our economic development. It provides major opportunities for innovation, jobs and growth and as such will help to reindustrialise Europe.
At the European Commission, they believe this future is very near. And they have launched a strategy about working with nature for a more sustainable way of living.
See the video below and learn more about the Bioeconomy here.