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Smarter use of scarce resources: Commission launches flagship initiative for sustainable growth

(26/01/2011) Natural resources, from raw materials to food, water, air and ecosystems, are fundamental to the functioning of our economy and our quality of life. But global strains on them are increasing. Building a more resource-efficient Europe is therefore crucial to the EU’s economic and ecological security. The European Commission today set out its views on a strategic framework that should deliver a more sustainable use of natural resources and the shift towards resource-efficient, low-carbon growth in Europe.

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Commission Press Room: IP/11/63

See also: Resource-efficient Europe - background memo

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