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New bioeconomy indicators reported by JRC

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has recently updated their bioeconomy indicators contained in the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System dashboard. The EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System is a JRC-led action of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy which establishes a mechanism to measure the progress of the EU bioeconomy covering environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability and relates to the overarching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) context is continuously updated and improved. 
The nine new indicators that have been added cover four of the five EU Bioeconomy Strategy Objectives. These indicators are related to (indicator name in brackets below):
  1. Sustainable management (common farmland bird index, common forest bird index, grassland butterfly index; forest and other wooded land growing stock; surface of marine and terrestrial sites designated under NATURA 2000).
  2. Reducing dependence on non-renewable unsustainable resources (share of woody biomass used for energy and material footprint - biomass).
  3. Mitigating and adapting to climate change (water exploitation index).
  4. Strengthening European competitiveness and creating jobs (turnover in bioeconomy per sector; value added per sector / bioeconomy value added; gross value added per person employed in bioeconomy).
The EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System is embedded in the Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy and was officially launched in November 2020 on the occasion of the Global Bioeconomy Summit. The last report from the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring system includes the list of indicators as of December 2020, as well as the full list of indicators to be included in the monitoring system in the coming years. In the first section of the report, the monitoring system objectives and scope are described. Then, the user interface is explained, following with a description of the front-end and back-end technology. Finally, the relevance of creating technical sheets for each indicator is presented. The indicators that are included in the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System and their technical descriptions are detailed in the annex.
The JRC estimates that the final stable monitoring system will be fully in place by the end of 2022.
 
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Implementation of the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System dashboards

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