The major challenges for humanity include energy security, food security, climate change, and a growing world population. They are all linked together by an instinctive, and yet increasingly complex and evolving concept, that of sustainability. Industrial biotechnology is seen as part of the overall solution, principally to combat climate change and strengthen energy security. At its beating heart is a huge policy challenge – the sustainability of biomass.

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Contact Person: 
Krishna C. Pavanan
Contact Organization: 
Science and Technology Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
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Author: 
Krishna C. Pavanan
Roeland A. Bosch
Rob Cornelissen
Jim C. Philp
Publication Year: 
2013
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