On the 13. November delivered the European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik a keynote speech at the European Resource Efficiency Forum "Vision 2020 - the role of resource efficiency for Europe´s future." The speech was focused on the way that the EU will implement related key policy priorities and vidions, and how this must be communicated.
The European Commission is consulting stakeholders on resource efficiency indicators.
The purpose of the consultation process is to collect a wide range of options and ideas on how we can best measure, monitor and communicate resource efficiency, in particular the interlinkages between the economy and the environment.
The European Commission has launched the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP) to provide high-level guidance and advice on policy measures designed to steer the European economy towards a more sustainable growth path.
Author: Andrew T. Marlow, onePlanet Solutions Limited, UK
It is rewarding to see that Scotland is driving forward on all fronts, and not just the much publicised referendum on independence, but working to assist SMEs(Small Medium Sized Enterprises) to develop more effective recycling solutions for their businesses.
The European Commission gathers views on delivering more sustainable consumption and production in the context of resource efficiency. It is asking for contributions on the possible introduction of new EU wide measures related to Sustainable Consumption and Production.