The European Commission has adopted a strategy to shift the European economy towards greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources. The strategy and action plan, “Innovating for Sustainable Growth: a Bioeconomy for Europe”, outlines a coherent, cross-sectoral and inter-disciplinary approach to the issue with three key pillars:
1) Investment in research, innovation and skills for the bioeconomy;
2) Development of markets and competitiveness in bioeconomy sectors;
3) Reinforced policy coordination and stakeholder engagement.