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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2631;

Sustainability Transition towards a Biobased Economy: Defining, Measuring and Assessing

Bioeconomy in Transition Research Group (BiT-RG), Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy
Received: 24 July 2018 / Accepted: 25 July 2018 / Published: 26 July 2018
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This Special Issue proposes an array of 11 key papers aimed at investigating the complex and multifaceted nature of the biobased economy, focusing both on a conceptual understanding of the transition and on the measurement issues associated to it. More specifically, collected papers can be broadly divided in two groups: (1) those aiming at adding to our understanding of the transition process towards a sustainable biobased economy; and (2) those aiming at adding to the definition and measurement of the emerging sustainable biobased economy. In the guest editor view, papers collected in this Special Issue offer valuable and complementary insights to our understanding of the ongoing transition towards a biobased economy, providing a logical framework to understand the transitions, as well as an overview of existing tools to assess and measure it. Ideally, policy makers will benefit from the papers included in this Special Issue and, hopefully, it will contribute to make a further step to the much-needed transition towards sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: biobased economy; sustainability transition; standards; indicators biobased economy; sustainability transition; standards; indicators
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