NATIONAL POLICY STATEMENT ON THE BIOECONOMY
The National Development Plan – Project Ireland 2040
The National Development Plan – Project Ireland 2040 the Government’s €116 billion development plan which is underpinned by a 20 year planning framework, highlights the potential of the circular bioeconomy in promoting the more efficient use of renewable resources while supporting economic development and employment in rural Ireland.
As part of Project 2040 the Government published the first National Policy Statement on the Bioeconomy (March 2018). Through this commitment the Government recognises that the bioeconomy is crucial for decarbonisation, sustainability and circularity while also providing an impetus to competiveness and rural and regional development and employment.