The bioeconomy in the post-2020 CAP

According to the EU executive, the new delivery model of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides EU member states with enough flexibility to link their CAP national strategic plans to national Bioeconomy Strategies. [Shutterstock]

Over 18 million people across the EU were employed in the bioeconomy in 2015 – mainly in the agriculture, food and beverage sectors, according to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

The aim of the bioeconomy is to have an innovative and low-emissions economy, bringing together demands for sustainable agriculture while protecting biodiversity and the environment.

In October 2018, the European Commission unveiled a new Bioeconomy Strategy, aiming to accelerate the establishment of a sustainable European bioeconomy while maximising its contribution towards the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the Paris Agreement on climate change.

According to the EU executive, the new delivery model for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides EU member states with enough flexibility to link their CAP national strategic plans to national Bioeconomy Strategies.

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