Economie circulaire

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The transition to a Circular Economy is high on the EESC agenda as a solution to fight the climate crisis and protect our planet. It is a great opportunity for civil society as it can help to:

  • increase the competitiveness of European industry;
  • promote sustainable economic growth;
  • generate new jobs.

The 'take-make-waste' model of production and consumption that still dominates our economy today is not only culminating in wasted resources, but also undermining the fight against climate change. Unlike the linear economy, a Circular Economy is a regenerative and restorative design that focuses on economic value creation and retention, tackling global environmental challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution while yielding economic benefits.

The good news is that the circular transition is already happening on the ground. Stakeholders from civil society including businesses, trade unions, academia and knowledge communities, youth organisations as well as NGOs and other interest groups are creating and implementing many circular initiatives at local and regional level. Catalysing circular solutions and leadership from relevant stakeholders is Europe's best opportunity to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy. 

As such, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, a joint initiative of the EESC and the European Commission, is a platform established in 2017 to bring together the Circular Economy community in Europe. The stakeholder-driven platform supports Europe's transition towards a Circular Economy by fostering dialogue, sharing knowledge and exchanging best practices.

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Opinion
Adopté on 17/10/2013
Référence: 
CCMI/112-EESC-2013-1904

L'obsolescence programmée apparaît liée au mode de production industrielle qui a besoin d’un taux de renouvellement minimal de ses produits. Si ce renouvellement des produits apparaît nécessaire, certaines dérives doivent être combattues. Le CESE émet le souhait d’une interdiction totale des produits pour lesquels la défectuosité est calculée afin de provoquer la fin de vie de l’appareil.

Pour une consommation plus durable: la durée de vie des produits de l'industrie et l'information du consommateur au service d'une confiance retrouvée

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Infopack CCMI/112

10/02/2021
News

An interview with Maria Nikolopoulou, member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) from the Workers' Group, representing the Spanish trade union Comisiones Obreras. She is currently one of the Vice Presidents of the NAT Bureau and member of the Steering Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform.

24/07/2020
News

Selon le CESE, la crise de la COVID-19 a créé les conditions pour que les produits et services circulaires deviennent la norme en Europe. Dans un avis récent sur le nouveau plan d’action de l’UE en faveur de l’économie circulaire, le CESE demande instamment aux législateurs de veiller à ce que l’économie circulaire trouve sa place et les ressources nécessaires dans la «feuille de route écologique» globale au service du redressement de l’Europe.

11/06/2019
News

Durant la présidence finlandaise du Conseil de l’UE, la lutte contre le changement climatique figurera au premier rang des priorités. L’un des défis consistera à fédérer les 28 États membres autour de cette lutte et de mettre l’accent sur les perspectives qu’une Europe plus durable peut ouvrir pour le progrès économique, social et environnemental. 

 

20/02/2018
News

[FR bientôt disponible] Opening the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference at the European Commission on February 20, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Georges Dassis, said: "the transition to a circular economy is a great opportunity for civil society. It is already happening on the ground. We can feel it from the commitment and involvement of our businesses, the many initiatives taking place at local and regional level, ...

10/11/2017
Press Release

In March this year, the European Commission (EC) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) launched a joint European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. The 24 members forming the coordination group of the platform have now been selected and are preparing for their first meeting on 22 November.

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