As stated in the action plan of the previous EESC opinion on Rio+20, the EESC has organised a broad dialogue process on the topics of the Rio+20 Conference, including first reactions on the zero-draft of the outcome document released on 10 January.
The EESC is convinced that ensuring access to resources, food and energy should be amongst the priorities of the global sustainability agenda.
Policy measures and clear indicators must be established to measure progress on the road to greater sustainability.
22 Sep 2011 EESC Opinion: Resource efficient EuropeAdoptedReferences: CESE 1385/2011 - NAT/498
COM(2011) 21 finalRapporteur: Mr. Lutz RIBBE (Various interests - GR III / Germany)
Plenary Session: 474
- 21 Sep 2011 - 22 Sep 2011
(Summary Plenary Session)
It agrees with the Commission that the EU 2020 Strategy must pave the way for longer-term goals from now until 2050 and beyond. It wonders, however, why the Commission is coupling this flagship initiative with the EU 2020 Strategy, rather than putting it forward as a concrete expression of the sustainable development strategy, which would make much more sense.