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Bio-economy as a New Perspective for Solving Climate Change?

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Abstract

The EU roadmap for a low carbon economy in 2050 suggests scenarios for massive decarbonization by 2050, aiming to achieve a 80% decrease of overall GHG emissions (compared to 1990) and almost the total decarbonization of the energy sector (European Union 2011). The bio-economy, which is based on bio-energy produced from biomass and waste opens up the possibility to escape from coal and oil resource dependence. Bio-energy is expected to have a crucial role among renewables by 2020. Replacing fossil fuels with biomass could lead to a decrease of CO2 emissions and help solve the problem of global climate change. This chapter attempts to explore the promises and real possibilities of the bio-economy in fulfilling this expectation focusing on some serious risks in the case of its sustainable global application.

Keywords

European Union Environmental Kuznets Curve European Environment Agency Circular Economy Political Document 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Regional Management, Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of South Bohemia in České BudějoviceČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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