Within the EU, the Circular Economy Package covers the whole cycle from production and consumption to waste management. The Cohesion Policy investments total more than 150 EUR billion for 2014-2020 in environment protection and resource efficiency, R&I, SMEs competitiveness and low-carbon growth. One of the key objectives of the 7th Environment Action Programme, which guides EU environment policy until 2020, is to turn the Union into a resource-efficient, green, and competitive economy.
Beyond its borders, the EU invests in projects which promote responsible supply chains and responsible business practices through the European development policy and the European Neighbourhood Policy. As part of its trade and investment policy, the EU promotes inclusive growth, fair and ethical trade schemes, human rights and good governance. Transition to inclusive green economy is supported through integration of environmental concerns in development cooperation and dedicated assistance in key areas.
A full list of EU policies and actions supporting Goal 12 is available below.
EU Actions supporting Goal 12.
EU Actions supporting specific Goal 12 targets.