Climate Change

The bioeconomy is the production, utilization, conservation, and regeneration of biological resources, including related knowledge, science, technology, and innovation, to provide sustainable solutions (information, products, processes and services) within and across all economic sectors and enable a transformation to a sustainable economy (Global Bioeconomy Summit Communiqué, 2020)

FAO is implementing the project ‘Towards sustainable bioeconomy guidelines’ to support countries in the development of sustainable and circular bioeconomy strategies and action plans, including in Uruguay and Namibia. 

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The bioeconomy's cross-cutting nature offers a unique opportunity to comprehensively address interconnected societal challenges such as food security, fossil-resource dependence, natural resource scarcity and climate change, while achieving sustainable economic development. However, achieving sustainable bioeconomy development faces many challenges: these concern not only ensuring food security but also addressing climate change and managing natural resources in a sustainable way, managing competition between different uses of biomass feedstocks, while guaranteeing that bioeconomy development benefits everybody. It is therefore crucial to establish guidelines that enable it to be developed in a sustainable way.