BIO Deutschland statement on adoption of the National Bioeconomy Strategy
Biotechnology association welcomes National Bioeconomy Strategy
The Federal Cabinet has adopted the new National Bioeconomy Strategy, which was jointly presented by Federal Ministers Anja Karliczek and Julia Klöckner in Berlin on 15 January. The aim of the strategy, which is underpinned by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, is to drive forward the bio- and knowledge-based economy in Germany. BIO Deutschland welcomes that the new National Bioeconomy Strategy has been launched and adopted by consensus of all the ministries involved.
Viola Bronsema, Managing Director of BIO Deutschland, commented: “We are pleased that the new National Bioeconomy Strategy will now be rolled out, and we are particularly pleased that the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations underpin the strategy and that an inter-ministerial consensus could be reached. This provides an important basis for successful implementation, which must now be taken forward swiftly. Only this way can we maintain and strengthen Germany’s position as a location for innovation. As a key technology, biotechnology will play a central role in the development of a sustainable bioeconomy.”