The European Commission

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Official Partner of the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020

Europe and its Commission is setting course for a resource-efficient and sustainable economy. The goal is a more innovative and low-emissions economy, reconciling demands for sustainable agriculture and fisheries, food security, and the sustainable use of renewable biological resources for industrial purposes, while ensuring biodiversity and environmental protection.
To achieve this, the European Commission has set a Bioeconomy Strategy and an action plan.

Bioeconomy institutions

The Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy

The European Commission’s Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy helps develop a common and robust knowledge base for a sustainable and circular bioeconomy. We support policy making by:

  • identifying, filtering and structuring relevant information and making it accessible
  • bringing together researchers, policymakers and other experts in the field
  • analysing, synthesising and communicating available evidence
Watch this video to learn more about KCB.
The Bio-based Industries

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Operating under Horizon 2020, this EU body is driven by the Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) developed by the industry.

Key documents

Bioeconomy videos

Forestry biomass production within a sustainable and circular bioeconomy
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The agricultural biomass in Europe
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European Commission’s Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy 
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Key experiences & activities in bioeconomy-related sectors

Promoting the key concepts of sustainability and circularity

Strengthen and scale-up the bio-based sectors

Financing and de-risking innovative bioeconomy projects

Deploying the local bioeconomies across Europe

Bioeconomy education

Understanding the ecological boundaries of the bioeconomy

Increase overall knowledge and monitoring of the bioeconomy

Important representatives of the bioeconomy

Activities at the GBS2020

The European Commission is leading the GBS workshop on “Rebooting the economy – sustainability, growth and climate action delivered by the bioeconomy”, the Spotlight Partner on Friday morning and is participating the Partner Session on Friday afternoon.