Resource Efficient Europe

One of the 7 flagship initiatives identified in the EUROPE 2020 strategy. It was issued in January 2011 as an umbrella communication: “A resource-efficient Europe – Flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 Strategy” (COM(2011)23). It provides a long-term framework for actions in
many policy areas, supporting policy agendas for climate change, energy, transport, industry, raw materials, agriculture, fisheries, biodiversity and regional development. Its objectives are ambitious: helping to decouple economic growth from the use of resources, supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy, increasing the use of renewable energy sources, modernising the transport sector and promoting energy efficiency.

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