Renewable Matter # 25 / January-February

A Way Out of the Crisis

by Mario Bonaccorso

Dossier Greece

 

With a €27 billion turnover and employing 500,000 people, the bioeconomy in Greece can represent a key factor for economic growth without neglecting sustainability and the fight against climate change. Urban, agricultural and food waste as well as marine biomass are the sectors with the greatest potential.

 

Greece’s rescue package amounts to €290 billion over the last eight years. However, for Athens it mainly boils down to blood and tears. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, public spending cuts and higher taxation have come hand in hand with poverty for over one-third of the population. Household income has dropped by over 30%, 25% of GDP...

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