The European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative (ECBPI)
is a 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.
The vision of the ECBPI 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.
The mission of the ECBPI is the:
- Advancement of the European Economy
- Regeneration of our Environment
- Sustainability of our Agriculture
- Development of Scientific Research
- Health of our Citizens
The ECBPI will advocate for policies which have a
positive impact on regenerative and restorative practices that help close the
carbon cycle through the use of renewable and biodegradable materials and
energy sources. It will work as a loose coalition of the
like-minded, including researchers, academics, NGOs and other associations,
policy makers and businesses interested in this sector. The ECBPI will
create a meeting and discussion space for all its partners to co-design
policies to regenerate territories both ecologically and socially. The
employment of renewable materials and energy is a starting point for new
initiatives to decarbonize, innovate, regenerate different value chains.
Supporters are those individuals who adhere to
the principles and share the aims of the ECBPI Manifesto. They are called
upon on an ad hoc basis to provide expert opinion and advice
to the Initiative to strengthen and inform its policy positions. Supporters
include academic professionals, and industrial, commercial and consultancy
supporters, including NNFCC.