Science & Technology in Action

The Government of Ireland

The Irish Government published the National Policy Statement on the Bioeconomy on 12 March 2018 (pdf). Through this commitment the Government recognises that the bioeconomy is crucial for sustainability and low carbon and circular economic development whilst also providing an impetus to rural and regional development and employment.
The Government has mandated a bioeconomy implementation group, jointly chaired by the Departments of Agriculture, Food and Marine and Communications, Climate Action and Environment, to take forward a number of major actions, in close collaboration with bioeconomy industries and other partners, and report back to Government.