Sustainable economy

Sustainable economy : économie durable.

 My bio actu s’enorgueillit de soutenir toutes les initiatives vouées à faire émerger, ou développer plus avant, les entreprises innovantes en matière de commerce équitable. Ainsi nous soutenons le label international Max Havelaar.  Celui-ci fédère des ONG et des représentants de producteurs. 

L’objectif commun : utiliser le commerce afin de donner à des paysans et travailleurs d’Asie, d’Afrique et d’Amérique Latine, les moyens de mieux vivre dans la dignité, en contribuant eux-mêmes à faire reculer la pauvreté grâce à une rétribution plus juste, du fruit de leurs efforts et de leur labeur quotidien.

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Ci-après, un article extrait du site web de la commission européenne:

Commission adopts a Strategy for a sustainable Bioeconomy in Europe

In February, the Commission is launching a new strategy and action plan to promote the Bioeconomy and to pave the way to a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable resources for industrial purposes while ensuring environmental protection. With a turnover of nearly €2 trillion, the European Bioeconomy provides around 22 million jobs in Europe across sectors as diverse as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, chemicals and bio-fuels.

The strategy, entitled « Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe », will contribute significantly to the objectives of Europe 2020 strategy and the Roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050.

Research and innovation is a key component of the cross-cutting nature of the Bioeconomy which addresses inter-connected societal challenges including:  food security, natural resource scarcity, fossil resource dependence and climate change, in a comprehensive manner while achieving sustainable economic growth.

The term « Bioeconomy » means an economy using biological resources from the land and sea as well as waste, including food wastes, as inputs to industry and energy production. It also covers the use of bio-based processes to green industriesSo how can this be achieved? The strategy « Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe » leverages on three main pillars:

  1. Investments in research, innovation and skills aimed at ensuring substantial EU and national funding, in synergy with Cohesion funds and CAP, as well as private investment
  2. Reinforced policy interaction and stakeholders engagement, through the creation of a Bioeconomy Panel, a Bioeconomy Observatory and regular Stakeholders Conferences that will contribute to enhancing synergies and coherence throughout the whole value chain;
  3. Development of markets and competitiveness in Bioeconomy sectors by a sustainable intensification of primary production, a cascading use of biomass and waste streams as well as mutual learning mechanisms for improved resource efficiency.

EU intervention is essential to provide the level of excellence and critical mass for research and innovation, which will play a fundamental role in the development of the Bioeconomy.

 

 

 

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