Resource Efficiency Transition Platform meeting: arrival and roundtable with the participation of Janez POTOČNIK, Member of the EC in charge of Environment
Première transmission: 05/06/2012
Brussels, Belgium - EC
Fin de production: 05/06/2012
On 5 June, Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, is launching a platform to provide high-level guidance and advice on policy measures designed to nudge the European economy towards a more sustainable path.
The European Resource Efficiency Platform will provide direction and support in the EU's efforts to move towards a more resource-efficient economic system, focusing on the key resources, sectors and policy areas defined in the Roadmap to a resource-efficient Europe.
Resource efficiency, which provides the sustainability dimension of the Europe 2020 strategy, is a top priority for the European Commission, combining an environmental and climate policy agenda with key economic and social objectives. The intention is to combine the Platform's members' backgrounds and skills to provide useful guidance to the European Commission, Member States and market actors on resource efficiency.
The Platform is chaired by John Bruton, a former prime minister of Ireland and EU Ambassador to the US. Its 34 members include Commissioner Potočnik, Vice-President Tajani, Commissioners Hedegaard, Šemeta and Rehn, four Members of the European Parliament, nine business leaders from various sectors, environment ministers from Denmark, Estonia, Italy, and Germany, and members of international organisations, civil society and academia.
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||General view of the informal meeting ahead of the Resource Efficiency Transition Platform
||Janez Potocnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, and Ida Auken, Dannish Minister of Environment (4 shots)
||Participants to the platform meeting (2 shots)
||Janez Potocnik and Corrado Clini, Italian Minister of Environment, Land and Sea (2 shots)
||Algirdas Šemeta, Member of the EC in charge of Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
||Ida Auken (2 shots)
||General view of the meeting