Sustainable use of natural resources

EUROPEAN COMMISSION COMMUNICATION TOWARDS A THEMATIC STRATEGY ON THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

The Sixth Environmental Action Programme sets up as strategic objectives

1) to ensure that the consumption of renewable and non-renewable resources and their associated impacts do not exceed the environment's carrying capacity and
2) a significant reduction in the quantity of waste for final disposal, as well as in the volumes of hazardous waste: PRO EUROPE comments the Commission Communication from the perspective of the compliance schemes and welcomes the Commission Communication as a first step in the development of a new global framework leading to the environmentally sustainable use of resources.
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THE COMMISSIONS CONSULTATION DOCUMENT ON THE PLANNED THEMATIC STRATEGY ON THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

PRO EUROPE comments on the following issues : gathering and access to knowledge, awareness raising on resource issues, developing indicators for resource use, spurring progress towards decoupling, international panel on decoupling.
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