The bioeconomy is now a priority at regional, national, European and international levels.

With its many assets, Normandy has all the necessary resources to be a leader in the bioeconomy.

Since April 2021, the Normandy region has accentuated its positioning as a major player in the bioeconomy by joining forces with Bioeconomy For Change (formerly IAR). With this partnership, Normandy is part of an ambitious strategy to develop its bioeconomy sector and has set itself the following objectives:

In 2017, France set a framework for the sustainable development of the bioeconomy, consistent with theresources of our territory and its needs, avoiding any overexploitation. This strategy was followed in 2018 by an action plan divided into five areas:

The European Commission presented on 11 October 2018 a revised action plan for “a sustainable and circular bioeconomy” for the benefit of society, the environment and the economy in Europe. This strategy, designed to promote a sector “likely to create one million new green jobs by 2030”, updates the one adopted in 2012 under the title “Innovating for sustainable growth: a bioeconomy for Europe”.

To guide this new collective effort, the Commission has launched 14 concrete measures in 2019 focusing on three key objectives:

The bioeconomy meets many of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015, such as: