Environment: Commission launches consultations on Resource Efficiency, Rio+20 Summit and sustainable development
The European Commission has launched two online consultations in the field of environment. The first consultation is on policy options that might encourage a switch to a more efficient use of natural resources in the European economy. A second consultation is on the position to be taken by the EU at the United Nations conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. A related consultation has also been launched to gather opinions on the European bio-based economy, which also includes aspects of resource efficiency. The consultations run until mid-April 2011.