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INRAE, player in the bioeconomy

The bioeconomy is the part of the economy that is focused on the sustainable production and utilisation of biological resources with a view to • reducing the quantity of fossil fuels used in the production of food, materials, industrial compounds, and energy • limiting loss and waste and promoting ecodesign methods (or transformation processes that use less energy, less water, and fewer molecules) • contributing to regional development while preserving natural resources and enhancing ecosystem services

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The carbon market: taking the heat out of the climate crisis

As the climate continues to change, the opportunity has opened up for agriculture, despite its status as a net producer of greenhouse gases, to act as a lever to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis by controlling greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and moving to positive agricultural practices that sequestrate carbon in the soil. INRAE is working to turn this opportunity into a reality, as Suzanne Reynders tells us.