The global economy consumes more natural resources than is sustainable within the limits of the earth’s carrying capacity. The need for and consumption of natural resources has been estimated to increase and the availability of raw materials to decline. The challenge for the programme is to use renewable resources and raw materials wisely and sustainably.

The programme provides solutions to:

  • the development of a bioeconomy based on renewable resources, with efficient and sustainable use of biomass and its compounds and nutrients, creating new business
  • enabling and promoting a circular bioeconomy based on the sustainable use and circulation of renewable resources.