Bulbs that burn out quicker than expected, batteries that run out before a set period or electrical or electronic goods, like your laptop, printer or favourite coffee maker, breaking down too quickly are just a few examples of planned obsolescence – products that are designed to stop working more rapidly, and usually shortly after the expiry of their guarantee. Replacing these products means using up additional energy and resources, which generates more waste and harmful pollution. This impacts consumers, producers' reputation, employment due to job losses in the repair profession as well as the transition to a more circular economy.
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The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness, across the EU, on how multi-stakeholder actions can boost the achievement of the SDGs, to identify success factors, and to develop follow-up actions for upscaling these to EU-level.
The specific conference objectives are:
The purpose of this public hearing is to take stock of the EU climate finance architecture, discuss bottlenecks in climate finance access for local actors and propose solutions on how to unlock more and better climate action by adopting collaborative approaches to climate finance.
In the context of the UN 2030 Agenda, the European Economic and Social Committee will hold a public debate where we will explore how the EESC has worked towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in practice – both with civil society, and within the Committee itself.
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The European Economic and Social Committee is holding a public debate to explore and propose indicators that are suited to European civil society's needs for monitoring the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
This event aims to present the outcomes of the EESC opinion on Boosting climate actions by non-state actors and operationalise the proposed dialogue. It will include both plenary sessions and participatory workshops focusing on thematic areas bringing together experts from national and subnational governments, the private sector, financial institutions and leading international and civil society organisations.
Action on plastics was identified as a priority in the 2015 Circular Economy Action Plan, to help European businesses and consumers to use resources in a more sustainable way. The hearing will look into the strategy on plastics in a circular economy (including action on marine litter) proposed by the EC in the context of both the Communication on A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy (COM(2018) 28 final) and the proposal for a Directive on Port Reception Facilities (COM(2018) 33 final).
The purpose of this public hearing was to gather recommendations for the opinion that the EESC is currently working on. This opinion would be principally addressed to the political decision-makers at different levels in order to practically align the policies to the needs of non-state climate actors.
We are now in the third year since the Goals were launched and not enough has been done to ensure they will be achieved by 2030. This event will present and examine Eurostat's new EU tailored SDG Report and engage participants in a discussion on how to best address various SDGs requiring concerted support for their further implementation.