The bioeconomy encompasses sectors, systems, associated services and investments to conserve, produce, regenerate, use, process, distribute or consume biological resources including ecosystem services. Bioeconomy allows economic and social value to be added to biological resources, providing sustainable solutions in and across all economic sectors in a sustainable, renewable, and circular manner.
The bioeconomy considers our use of biological resources in a holistic way, supporting food and nutrition security, mitigating, and adapting to climate change, reducing dependence on non-renewable unsustainable resources, managing natural resources sustainably and strengthening competitiveness, creating jobs, and supporting a just transition.
The National Bioeconomy Action Plan 2023-2025 will include a list of actions and measures, which will further support the implementation of the National Policy Statement on the Bioeconomy,
placing Ireland on the road to achieving the national vision, principles and strategic objectives for the bioeconomy. The Action Plan will be the main implementation tool for the National Policy Statement in the short term.
The aim of this consultation is to gather stakeholder feedback to inform aspects of the Action Plan, ensuring it is effective and achievable. We have included some questions for consideration in the Consultation and Discussion document.
Bioeconomy Action Plan Consultation and Discussion Document
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
Communications 29-31 Adelaide Road, Saint Kevin’s, D02 X285.
We are committed to engaging with stakeholders in a clear, open and transparent manner. Any person or organisation can make a submission in relation to this consultation. All submissions and feedback will be considered before the final version of the Action Plan is published.
Please note that responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (FOI), Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2018 (AIE) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Please also note that we intend to publish the contents of all submissions received to our consultations on our website. We will redact personal data prior to publication. In responding to this consultation, parties should clearly indicate where their responses contain personal information, commercially sensitive information or confidential information which they would not wish to be released under FOI, AIE or otherwise published.
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