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The goal of the bio-economy is the protection, use, and conservation of natural resources based on science, innovation, and technology. /  A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo




Germany will support government in bio-economy

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The German Bio-economy Council will support the government in the execution of the national Bio-economy strategy, said the Ministry of Science.

The United Nations Environment Program says that bio-economy, known also as Green Economy, is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment. It is closely related to ecological economics but has a more politically applied focus.

Minister Luis Adrián Salazar, met in Berlin this Monday with Joachim Von Braun, Beate El-Chichakli and Christine Lang, members of that German council, an independent organization advising the German government.

"At the meeting, it was possible to agree on the support of Germany in the review and strengthening of our proposed country by specialized professionals," said Minister Salazar.

The goal of the bio-economy is the protection, use, and conservation of natural resources based on science, innovation, and technology.

One of the main interests of Costa Rica in this area is to develop an artificial intelligence project, using the Internet of Things and Big Data, for the benefit of agriculture and the environment.

"The issue of using technologies for agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and environmental conservation are essential elements to have a digital but sustainable economy," said Salazar. "Certainly this progress leads us to walk in the technological development coupled with the development of the most productive sectors of our economy."

Also announced is that the German government invited Costa Rica to participate in the Global Bio-economy 2020 Summit, to be held in Berlin, to present the scientific efforts being made in our country in this area.

According to the Ministry, the bio-economy is in accordance with the President Alvarado National De-carbonization Plan (2018-2050).

"The bio-economy allows us to take advantage of digital technologies to minimize environmental impact and maximize efficiency for de-carbonization and productivity," said the Ministry in its statement.



 
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