Resource efficiency Transition Platform Meeting: arrival and round table with the participation of Janez Potočnik and Algirdas Šemeta
End production: 05/06/2012 First transmission: 05/06/2012
On 5 June 2012, 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.
On this occasion, he met with Ida Auken, Danish Minister for Environment and Member of the European Resource Efficiency Platform, at an informal meeting ahead the European Resource Efficiency Platform meeting, in Brussels.
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, former Irish Prime Minister and EU Ambassador to the US. Its 34 members include Janez Potočnik, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, Connie Hedegaard, Member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability, Algirdas Šemeta, Member of the EC in charge of Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud, and Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, 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 Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, and Ida Auken, Danish Minister for Environment and Member of the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP), (4 shots)
||General view of the informal meeting
||General atmosphere at the Resource Efficiency Transition Platform meeting (2 shots)
||Janez Potočnik and Corrado Clini, Italian Minister for the Environment, Land and Sea and Member of the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP), (2 shots)
||John Bruton, Chair of the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP), and Corrado Clini and Janez Potočnik
||Algirdas Šemeta, Member of the EC in charge of Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud
||Ida Auken (2 shots)
||General views of the Resource Efficiency Transition Platform meeting (4 shots)