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  • Published In: 2016
    2 pages
    The circular economy package Position paper – June 2016

    Switching from a linear (take-make-use-throw away) economy to an eco-design focused circular (make-use-reuse-remanufacturerepair) economy in which nothing is wasted is a critical challenge for Europe. It makes the economy more sustainable and reduces the environmental footprint through better resource management and reduced extraction and pollution; it also enables businesses to gain a competitive edge thanks to better management of raw materials, while making the economy less dependent on imported – potentially critical and rare – materials. Investment and innovation in green tech also provides new economic opportunities and markets for European businesses, especially SMEs, and can lead to the creation of green growth and jobs at the local, regional and trans-national level.

  • Published In: 2016
    4 pages
    The EESC - The Voice of the European Civil Society at COP21

    This brochure was prepared by EESC for the COP21. The EESC wanted COP21 to be a major milestone to place the international community on the right track to limit global warming to a below 2°C compared to preindustrial levels, while developing appropriate tools to face the adverse effects of climate disruptions.

  • Published In: 2016
    91 pages
    From the Outer Banks to the Food Banks

    The study was conducted with the aim of analysing feasibility of a supply chain, to capitalise on unsold seafood products for distribution to deprived people

  • Published In: 2015
    13 pages
    Studies carried out in 2014 – Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2014 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

     

     
     
  • Published In: 2015
    54 pages
    Building the Europe We Want: Models for civil society involvement in the implementation of the Post-2015 agenda at the EU level

     “Building the Europe We Want” (June 2015) is the Report of a Study by Stakeholder Forum for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Sustainable Development Observatory(SDO) on how best to engage different stakeholders in the implementation, monitoring and review of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the EU level.

     

  • Published In: 2015
    16 pages
    Studies carried out in 2013 - Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2013 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

  • Published In: 2015
    16 pages
    Comparative Study on EU Member States’ legislation and practices on food donation - Executive summary June 2014

    The objective of this study is to facilitate food donation in the EU by providing a comparative overview of relevant legislation and practices in the Member States, mapping any hurdles they present to efficient food donation and identifying best practices.

  • Published In: 2015
    4 pages
    Climate change and employment

    The event will stimulate a debate on the impacts of climate change on employment and the ways in which climate change is being addressed from a labour perspective. It will highlight the increasingly important role of the social partners, workers and employers organizations, in the dialogue on climate policy, and address possibilities for strengthening the decent work dimension in the future climate agreement.

  • Published In: 2014
    80 pages
    Comparative Study on EU Member States’ legislation and practices on food donation

    This study provides a comparative overview of current legislation and practices concerning food donation in the EU Member States (MS) by mapping key hurdles preventing food donation, by identifying best practices in the field and by developing recommendations on how to legislate or interpret legislation in order to facilitate food donation. The study investigates five main legislative areas impacting food donation (product liability, food safety and hygiene, food durability and date marking, tax legislation, and the food waste hierarchy) in 12 Member States selected with balanced geographic representation across the EU (the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Denmark and Sweden). The study illustrates that Denmark, Spain and Sweden still impose VAT on food donation and that only France and Spain have corporate tax benefits in place to incentivise food donation. The study also shows that there is a general confusion with regards to the donation of foods exceeding their ‘best before’ dates and a general interest for legislation limiting liability for food donors (such as the Good Samaritan Law in Italy).  The study recommends clarification around VAT liability on donated food and EU guidelines for assessing additional lifetime of products.

  • Published In: 2014
    8 pages
    A new global partnership - European Civil Society Positions on the Post-2015 Framework - Conference conclusions

    On 13 and 14 February 2014, over 150 civil society representatives gathered at the EESC to discuss their positions on a global Post-2015 framework for sustainable development. Participants from local, regional and national authorities, EU and UN level policy-makers, social partners, environment, development, human rights, agriculture and consumer organisations; industry, business and academia brought a wealth of perspectives into the debate. This summary of key points, prepared by the Conference organisers, will be brought to the attention of EU decision-makers in order to contribute to the formulation of a strong EU negotiating position on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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