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A guideline published for the measurement of bio-based projects to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has published a guide produced by the European Institute for Environmental Policy (IEEP) with the aim of helping bioindustries measure how their projects contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This guide is the first of its kind and includes specific indicators and methodology to quantify the impact of your projects on the SDGs and thus integrate sustainability indicators into your activities. For this they have had the participation of different agents such as politicians, processing industries, farmers, etc.

In terms of contents, the guide consists of three parts.

Part I focuses on identifying the SDGs and SDG targets that are of key importance in the context of the bio-based industry sector. It also helps to interpret what the rather general and globally oriented SDGs mean when implemented in the context of bio-based industry.

Part II sets out the methodology used to develop the framework for evaluating the "SGD performance" of bio-based projects. The framework includes indicators to assess the anticipated impact of bio-based projects on key SDGs, helping to determine thresholds for positive and no-harm contribution to the SDGs.

Part III sets out the steps to take when evaluating the contribution of your bio-based project or initiative towards the selected SDGs.

In this way, the BIC's strategic vision for 2050 is consolidated as well as solutions are provided to the industry to contribute to a more sustainable future.

The guide can be consulted at the following link: https://biconsortium.eu/bio-based-SDGs.

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