Destination 3: Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors

Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway to:

  • develop the circular economy and bioeconomy sectors;
  • ensure natural resources are used and managed in sustainable and circular manner;
  • prevent and remove pollution;
  • unlock the full potential and benefits of the circular economy and the bioeconomy, with clean secondary raw materials, ensuring competitiveness and guaranteeing healthy soil, air, fresh and marine water for all, through better understanding of planetary boundaries and wide deployment and market uptake of innovative technologies and other solutions, notably in primary production (forestry) and bio-based systems.
Policies and Strategies  Link Link
The EU circular economy action plan (CEAP) The new EU circular economy action plan (CEAP), adopted in March 2020, and the subsequent initiatives along the entire life cycle of products pdf  
The EU strategy on adaptation to climate change pdf  
The EU zero pollution action plan pdf  
Transforming the EU's Blue Economy for a Sustainable Future pdf  
The EU forest strategy for 2030 pdf  
Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment pdf  
EU Bioeconomy Strategy  pdf  
EU Plastics Strategy pdf  
Fit for 55  pdf  
The New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative pdf  
European industrial strategy (relevant for agri-food sector) website  
A Renovation Wave for Europe - greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives pdf  
EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles pdf  
Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Working Plan 2022-2024  website  
Communication on carbon cycles pdf  
EU Agenda for Tourism  website  
Biodiversity Strategy for 2030  website pdf
Farm to Fork Strategy  pdf pdf
Other Initiatives     
Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking  
CBE JU is a €2 billion partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) that funds projects advancing competitive circular bio-based industries under Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme. CBE JU is the legal and universal successor of BBI JU.
Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030 pdf  
Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy website