Bio-Based Industries to support the SDGs under HORIZON EUROPE

July 2018

The bioeconomy is at the centre of sustainable development strategies worldwide and can bring huge opportunities in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This new paper of Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)illustrates the strong link between the SDGs, the bioeconomy and the Bio-Based Industries with concrete examples.

Thanks to BIC’s Partnership with the European Union since 2014, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has kick-started the European bioeconomy by supporting innovative bio-based demonstration and flagship projects.

In our view BBI JU projects currently contribute through breakthrough innovation of sustainable bio-based products and processes to SDGs 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. The BBI JU itself is an example of SDG 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”, where industry works alongside the public sector to develop more integrated solutions to global challenges.

A continuation of the BBI JU under HORIZON EUROPE (2021-2028) will therefore underline the EU commitment to the SDGs.