Sustainable production of EU-grown renewable raw materials

The bioeconomy comprises the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy. The European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) believes that promoting and supporting sustainable biomass production in the EU is key to further developing the bioeconomy, and consistent with worldwide sustainable development based upon non-depleting natural resources. This should be better addressed through the review of the Bioeconomy Strategy.

The sustainable production of biomass strikes a balance between the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability, which are interdependent and mutually strengthen one another. Sustainable EU agricultural and forestry practices deliver benefits, such as healthy food, renewable and climate-friendly raw materials, ecosystem services, recreational activities for society, mitigating climate change, and protecting key habitats and nature.