The Bioeconomy Directorate of DG Research and Innovation defines, implements, monitors and evaluates the EU Research and Innovation policy and initiatives to address Horizon 2020’s societal challenge “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy”.
The 2018 update of the Bioeconomy Strategy (pdf) aims to accelerate the deployment of a sustainable European bioeconomy so as to maximise its contribution towards the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the Paris Agreement. The update also responds to new European policy priorities, in particular the renewed Industrial Policy Strategy, the Circular Economy Action Plan and the Communication on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation, all of which highlight the importance of a sustainable, circular bioeconomy to achieve their objectives.
InnProBio works with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing bio-based products in Europe. Fact sheets on why to choose biobased. A series of factsheets is available on the bioeconomy.
This project and website aims to help procurers and other persons involved with green procurement for bio-based products. A series of factsheets on specific bioproduct areas, an initial European product information list and specific trainings for public procurers are available.
The trend report presents latest developments, producers, drivers and lessons learnt especially for PHA, PLA, PUR/TPU, PA and polymers based on furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and succinic acid (SA)
This study uses literature surveys, market data and stakeholder input to provide a comprehensive evidence base for policymakers and industry – identifying the key benefits and development needs for the sugar platform.
Select Committee review of evidence on the bioeconomy and use of waste as a resource.
An assessment of evidence on the contribution of, and growth opportunities in, the bioeconomy in the United Kingdom
Obtaining the full benefits of the bioeconomy will require purposive goal-oriented policy. This will require leadership, primarily by governments but also by leading firms, to establish goals for the application of biotechnology to primary production, industry and health.
The EHRC is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. It’s job is to help make Britain fairer by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.
Acas provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law.
New initiative to create age-diverse workforces.
The UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.
The Age Action Alliance is a partnership of organisations and individuals who have committed to working together to improve older people’s lives and achieve its shared aims. The focus is on the most disadvantaged and promoting positive attitudes to ageing.
The Women’s Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. They collect statistics specific to gender and engineering.
This sets out how the Civil Service will become the most inclusive employer in the UK by 2020. Main priorities are to increase the representation of currently under-represented groups at all levels across the Civil Service and to focus on inclusion to build culture and reputation as a place that attracts, develops, retains and fully engages all the diverse talent across the organisation.
This report examines the effectiveness of interventions led by UK government and employers to tackle gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps in the UK.
Presents findings from a self-report survey of more than 5000 working people. It gives voice to the everyday experience of racism in the British workplace, and is part of an ongoing project to challenge racism at work. Further reports will be published later in 2017.
Independent review by Baroness McGregor-Smith considering the issues affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in the workplace. It sets out recommendations for employers in the public and private sectors to improve diversity within their organisations.
This review sets out a series of recommendations which need to be debated within the business community in particular.
Evidence and research on advantages of diverse teams.