What are the opportunities from a bio-based economy? GEF’s latest publication, authored by Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout, examines the potential from a bio-economy, including the risk involved and the steps that need to be taken to create a strong and sustainable bio-economy.
A bio-economy is an economy that moves away from a damaging reliance on fossil fuels and instead is based on the sustainable use of natural resources. The concept is one that is growing in popularity, but it has also suffered setbacks, such as the continued controversy over the use of biofuels.
This publication is a response to the recent debate over the potential of a bio-economy. Green MEP Bas Eickhout outlines the history, the different types of bio-economy other than energy, and some of the concrete steps that the EU can take to develop a sustainable, just and regional bio-economy.