The vision of a circular, renewable-resource-based economy, requires a holistic change in the way people live. In order to achieve this, the population must be involved at an early stage. The transformation of the economic system towards a sustainable bioeconomy can only be accompanied by social change and therefore requires broad acceptance by European citizens.
A central component of the bioeconomy is the use and promotion of new disruptive technologies, which will displace existing technologies from the market. Certain political support will need to be provided for such technologies to position them on a free market, dominated by established technologies. In this context, possible efforts by economic operators to prevent new technologies from entering the market are to be expected. The objective of legislation must be to identify innovative and appropriate technologies at an early stage and to lay the political foundations for the transformation process.
Bioeconomy strategies on a national level: