monday 29th june 2020
Novamont among the signatories of the open letter of the Biobased Industries Consortium calling for a stronger recognition of the bio-based sector
Together with over 63 bio-based industries leaders of the Biobased Industries Consortium - BIC, Catia Bastioli, Novamont CEO, signed an open letter addressed EU Commissioners calling for a stronger recognition of the bio-based sector in the EU's green recovery.
According to the recent Biobased Industries Consortium position paper, which shows the immediate and the mid to long-term benefits of the bio-based industries towards a green recovery, biobased sector positively contributes to environmental, economic and social challenges.
Bio-based industries could be the key for realizing the EU’s Green Deal, helping to reduce Europe’s dependency on fossil-based resources, sustain healthy ecosystems and achieve the climate neutrality goal, improving food security, fostering circularity, stimulating rural development and maintaing green jobs in EU regions.
According to the signatories, it is necessary to build on the positive impacts of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) and to implement the EU Bioeconomy Strategy. To enable the sector to fully deploy its potential, the European Green Deal should better recognise the importance of the bioeconomy and support the private-public partnership ‘Circular Bio-based Europe’.
Novamont is a founder and member of the BIC board of directors and of the governing board of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, the private public partnership between the European Commission and the BIC.