Resource efficiency

Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy in the agriculture, food and forestry sectors
The Priority at a glance: In all economic sectors, smart and sustainable growth is needed to manage scarce resources. Agriculture must use energy and water more efficiently (farms account for about 24% of total EU water use) while cutting its greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering carbon. Farming and other rural sectors can supply essential raw materials for use in the bio-economy.
Areas of intervention (Focus areas):
a. Increasing efficiency in water use by agriculture.
b. Increasing efficiency in energy use in agriculture and food processing.
c. Facilitating the supply and use of renewable sources of energy, by-products, wastes, residues and other non-food raw materials for the bio-economy.
d. Reducing nitrous oxide and methane emissions from agriculture.
e. Fostering carbon sequestration in agriculture and forestry.
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