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EU Bio-Based Economy Strategy

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The bio-based economy has increased in importance over the past decades. The sector has received substantial policy support. This chapter reviews the history of the policy developments and provides an overview about the current status and expectations for the future. The methods developed for measuring the bioeconomy and related challenges are discussed in more detail. The traditional sectors of the bioeconomy, agriculture, forestry, and fishery are well covered by national accounting systems while the bio-based economy sectors such as parts of the chemical sector are less covered. Another challenge is the monitoring of biomass production and biomass flows and related emissions.

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    Interestingly, no author has been mentioned. According to the publication available at https://dechema.de/en/2007+En+Route+to+the+Knowledge_Based+Bio_Economy+_+Cologne_Paper-p-125092.html it is a result out of workshops: ‘Renowned experts from academia and industry were invited to contribute to an expert paper which outlines the perspectives of a KBBE within the next 20 years. The resulting so-called ‘Cologne Paper’ was published on 30 May 2007 in Cologne on behalf of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union’.

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    https://ec.europa.eu/knowledge4policy/bioeconomy_en

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Kardung, M., Wesseler, J. (2019). EU Bio-Based Economy Strategy. In: Dries, L., Heijman, W., Jongeneel, R., Purnhagen, K., Wesseler, J. (eds) EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies: Volume II. Palgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28642-2_15

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