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Foresight Scenarios for the EU bioeconomy in 2050

Apr 12, 2021 | News

(12 April 2021) – Experts in the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have built four alternative scenarios for the EU bioeconomy in 2050.

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They follow the European Commission’s 2020 Strategic Foresight Report which mentioned the potential of sustainable bioeconomy to transform Europe’s agricultural and industrial base and to create new jobs whilst enhancing our natural resources and ecosystems.

Each scenario describes the world, Europe and the bioeconomy in 2050, but with political and policy variations, and consider the contributions to the objectives of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy and to selected United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Commission plans to further explore these scenarios, in order to facilitate and strengthen strategic and systemic reflections amongst key stakeholders of the European bioeconomy.

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