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GTAP Resource #5649

"Sailing into unchartered waters: Plotting a course for EU bio-based sectors"
by Philippidis, George, Heleen Bartelings and Edward Smeets

The use of biomass to achieve a sustainable, low carbon, competitive model of growth and employment is at the
heart of European Union (EU) policy making. This study constitutes a first step toward understanding (i) the
medium-term prospects for biobased sectors in the context of expected EU biomass policy developments and (ii)
the degree of coherency with the Bioeconomy strategy in terms of identifying potential policy conflicts.
A general finding is that EU bio-based sectors face important challenges, largely due to slower assumed rates
of economic growth and land productivity, coupled with deeper greenhouse gas emissions cuts. Furthermore, EU
policy conflicts are encountered in attempting to reconcile greenhouse gas reductions with macroeconomic
growth, food security and biofuel mandates. To conclude, a more holistic public policy approach is necessary to
avoid the perceived conflicts in biomass usage, whilst there is a clear need for targeted and sustained investments
in EU bio-based activity to fully exploit its potential.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: Other CGE Application
Status: Published
By/In: Ecological Economics
Date: 2018
Created: Philippidis, G. (4/24/2018)
Updated: Batta, G. (4/24/2018)
Visits: 992
- Baseline development
- Renewable energy
- The GTAP Data Base and extensions
- European Union

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