Investing in Nature to Transform the Post Covid-19 Economy: A 10-point Action Plan to create a circular bioeconomy devoted to sustainable wellbeing
The need to react to the COVID-19 crisis is a unique opportunity to transform our economy and put forward the change that our society needs to create a sustainable and desirable future. A Circular Bioeconomy Roundtable convened by HRH The Prince of Wales discussed how this should be done: not just by designing recovery packages, but by transformative action to trigger mission-oriented innovation, attract investments and rethink business models and markets. Leading figures from science, the investment community and industry discussed how a circular bioeconomy offers game-changing solutions and is a crucial concept to move towards a carbon-neutral, renewable and inclusive economy that prospers in harmony with nature. A circular bioeconomy uses renewable natural capital to holistically transform and manage our land, food, health and industrial systems with the goal of achieving sustainable wellbeing. The latest scientific insights and breakthrough technologies have been described in a new 10-Point Action Plan to catalyse a circular bioeconomy of wellbeing, coordinated by European Forest Institute Director Marc Palahí.