Circular Bioeconomy and SDGs: Proposals for the G20

Singh Mandavi , Kaushik Trinayana , Bhattacharjya Souvik , Kedia Shailly

India is focused on recommitting the G20’s efforts to achieving the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With less than a decade left to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an informed push, supported by an enabling policy environment, innovations, and implementation, is an urgent requirement. A circular bioeconomy can contribute to attaining 53 targets in 12 of the 17 SDGs. The G20 discussions so far have focused more on the circular economy in general or the circular carbon economy. Given the significance of the bioeconomy in realising the SDGs, it is a good time for India to take the lead in accelerating the development of a circular bioeconomy. This Policy Brief frames the potentials and challenges of doing so for the G20. It will further examine various policy options for a circular bioeconomy and offer specific recommendations on aspects such as circular bioeconomy partnership and biocircularity metrics.

Circular Bioeconomy, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, G20