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Ongoing (updated on 30/05/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/778-EESC-2019

The transition to a low-carbon economy is the EU's goal and obligation and the EU committed itself to implement this transition in a socially just and cost-effective manner. It is thus important to examine all the feasible ways of financing climate neutrality, and possibly find new and innovative financing models in the near future.

Information memo: Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy and the Challenges in Financing Climate Change Adaptation (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Ongoing (updated on 30/05/2020)
Reference: 
CCMI/176-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

Securing sustainable access to raw materials, including metals, industrial minerals and construction raw materials, and particularly Critical Raw Materials (CRM), is of high importance for the EU economy. However, the EU is confronted with a number of technological and environmental challenges along the entire production value chain of primary and secondary raw materials.

Information memo: Digital Mining in Europe: New solutions for the sustainable production of raw materials (own-initiative opinion)

Ongoing (updated on 29/05/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/788-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

This opinion will look into the possibilities to engage with young people in a formal way at institutional level and provide the building blocks for a new structured approach to youth engagement at EU level.

Information memo: Towards structured youth engagement on climate and sustainability in the EU decision-making process (own-initiative opinion)

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