The bioeconomy can generate solutions to the great challenges of climate change: Experts

New Delhi: According to experts, the bioeconomy has the potential to create jobs and generate new solutions to the planet’s major challenges in the areas of health, food, water and climate change.

The bioeconomy or bio-based economy involves the sustainable use of renewable biological resources to produce food, energy and industrial goods. It exploits the untapped potential of biological waste and residual materials.

Experts, faculty members and large numbers of students, who converged at Delhi University’s Hindu College to mark “Himalayan Day”, expressed concern over the Himalayas experiencing frequent flash floods, melting glaciers, habitat loss, landslides, etc. to unplanned development for the economic growth of the region.

Bioeconomy is the solution for the growth and development of Himalayan states, said Professor Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director of the Center for Himalayan Studies, DU.

He said that the bioeconomy has the potential to create jobs and generate new solutions to the main challenges of the planet in the areas of health, food, water, climate change and can bring benefits social, environmental and economic.

“The bioeconomy is a relatively new concept and is growing rapidly in many countries. India can be a major player with its unique resources of the Himalayan region, especially the North Eastern Himalayas,” said the Principal of the Hindu College, Prof. Anju Srivastava.

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