European Resource Efficiency Platform
The European Resource Efficiency Platform's objective is to provide high-level guidance to the European Commission, Members States and private actors on the transition to a more resource-efficient economy. This transformation is complex and cuts across policy areas and interests. Environmental resources and economic systems affect each other — it is rarely possible to reform one without altering the other.
The Platform's members include European Commissioner Potočnik, Vice-President Tajani, Commissioners Hedegaard, Šemeta and Rehn, members of the European Parliament (MEPs), ministers, business CEOs, academia and representatives of NGOs and civil society.
The Platform's active stakeholder involvement aims to form a common understanding of the problem, find solutions to distributional issues and set common goals to create win-win situations. Its activities will be complemented by a series of open consultations, debates and events.
The Platform's Manifesto (December 2012)
Action for a Resource Efficient Europe - recommendations adopted by the Platform on 17 June 2013