A Mission for Europe
We live in exciting times with extraordinary opportunities to better the condition in which humans live on Planet Earth, while recognising the enormous challenges we face in achieving peace, prosperity, ecological sustainability and improved human and animal health. History has shown the astonishing capacity of humanity to continually develop through collaboration, scientific innovation and collective visions.
Technological innovation is developing more rapidly than at any time in history. Whilst innovation has created well-being on an unprecedented scale, this has come at the price of depleting basic resources and polluting the air, water, soil and food we depend upon, whilst driving climate change- an existential threat to human survival. Humanity faces a critical moment in which we ask ourselves: how can we continue to develop without the negative impacts we have created in the last two centuries?
We all recognise that the time in history has arrived in which technology needs to be deployed for us to create energy, materials and economic development that has ecologically regenerative rather than destructive outcomes.
The European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative (ECBPI) is a broad alliance of those who believe that the opportunities and challenges we face in Europe for continued prosperity are intrinsically linked to the growth of a restorative, regenerative European circular bioeconomy.
Members of ECBPI share the vision and the principles laid out in our manifesto.
OUR MISSION IS FOR
Advancement of the European Economy
Regeneration of our Environment
Sustainability of our Agriculture
Development of Scientific Research
Health of our Citizens
Our vision is to see materials and energy derived from biowastes and agricultural by-products, from renewable, sustainably grown, bio-based resources that complement food production, returned through systemic management to soil, to enhance and ensure the long-term viability of agricultural production in Europe.
The ECBPI will provide a platform to promote this vision within the context of European policies.