EU Online Resource Efficiency Platform

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"Resource efficiency means using the Earth's limited resources in a sustainable manner while minimising impacts on the environment. It allows us to create more with less and to deliver greater value with less input.

The resource-efficient Europe flagship initiative is part of theEurope 2020 Strategy, the EU's growth strategy for a smart, inclusive and sustainable economy. It supports the shift towards sustainable growth via a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy.

The Roadmap to a resource efficient Europe is one of the main building blocks of the resource efficiency flagship initiative. The Roadmap sets out a framework for the design and implementation of future actions. It also outlines the structural and technological changes needed by 2050, including milestones to be reached by 2020.

This website aims to bring together business, scientists, NGOs, local and national authorities and other interested stakeholders. We will share the latest developments, your ideas and findings as well as hear your views. Your input will help examine opportunities and challenges and recommend new pathways to sustainable resource-efficient growth."