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Recommendations for action to implement the National Bioeconomy Strategy submitted to BMBF and BMEL

On 24 May, the Bioeconomy Council handed over its recommendations for action to implement the NBÖS to State Secretaries Judith Pirscher (BMBF) and Silvia Bender (BMEL).

Political actors are challenged more than ever to develop effective measures to drive a transformation towards sustainable development. This transformation should aim to shape our future in a way that is climate-friendly, nature-conserving, socially just and economically sustainable. To this end, various tasks such as the shift to renewable energy sources, sustainable food production, biodiversity conservation, social justice and the promotion of a competitive and climate-neutral industry are crucial. The bioeconomy offers a promising approach to successfully tackle these future tasks within planetary boundaries. The implementation of the bioeconomy requires close coordination of regulatory and process policies, land and land use strategies, nature conservation, closed-loop processes and value-added networks, taking into account the concerns of society as a whole.

With the National Bioeconomy Strategy, the Federal Government is striving to expand this resource-conserving way of doing business. Concrete measures for implementation are presented in an implementation plan. The Bioeconomy Council was commissioned to develop proposals and recommendations for this implementation plan. In doing so, the Council is guided by the legally anchored targets in the areas of climate protection, biodiversity, sustainability and the circular economy, as well as the multilateral agreements that Germany has signed.

In the fields of action identified by the Council, a total of 57 recommendations for action are made and concrete measures are identified to support the German government in implementing the NBÖS. These include sustainable land and land use, measures and innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the raw material turnaround and the creation of reliable framework conditions for sustainable innovations in the bioeconomy. Through dialogue, participation, innovation promotion and the diversification of land management, solutions can be found to successfully implement the bioeconomy.

The short version of the First Recommendations for Action is available for download. The long version of this statement (only available in german) can be obtained from the office on request. Please send an e-mail with the keyword "long version" to

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