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Urban Bioeconomy in Poland: Experience and Potential
 
 
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Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Warsaw, Poland
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Agnieszka Sobol   

Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Warsaw, Poland
Submission date: 2021-12-20
Final revision date: 2022-02-21
Acceptance date: 2022-07-01
Publication date: 2022-09-30
 
GNPJE 2022;311(3):84–92
 
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The challenges of climate change require decision makers to put the emphasis on a resource-efficient and low-carbon urban economy. This course of action is promoted in the European Union’s “Green Deal” strategy. The policy includes a push for a circular economy, including bioeconomy. Urban areas are classified as centres of change: bioeconomy hubs. The aim of the paper is to present prevailing outcomes in the field of urban bioeconomy and to determine the potential of cities in Poland in this area. The potential to develop the urban bioeconomy in Polish cities is significant. In most Polish cities, there is still a significant share of biologically active areas, agricultural land and forests. The potential of biologically active spaces in most Polish cities is underestimated. To this end, the analysis undertaken in this article is based on an investigation of scientific studies, internet sources and other data, including public statistics.
 
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