Sustainable development

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    8 pages

    Following the publication of the European Commission's Update to the New Industrial Strategy, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been carrying out a series of activities to fulfil its role of representing the views of organised civil society. A key event in this process has been a conference held on 17 June 2021, from 2.30 to 6 p.m., on Updated industrial strategy: towards a more resilient and strategically autonomous EU industry.

  • Published in
    8 pages

    Following the publication of the European Commission's Update to the New Industrial Strategy, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been carrying out a series of activities to fulfil its role of representing the views of organised civil society. A first event in this process has been a conference held on 17 June 2021, from 2.30 to 6 p.m., on Updated industrial strategy: towards a more resilient and strategically autonomous EU industry?

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    Thematic paper
    2 pages
    Position paper – May 2021

    The European Commission has published a proposal for a new regulatory framework for batteries and waste batteries, aiming to establish minimum sustainability requirements for all batteries placed on the EU internal market. The EESC supports the proposed measures, however, it calls for more precise and workable governance instruments to implement the new regulation, with the involvement of all stakeholders.

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    Thematic paper
    4 pages

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) believe that the present and future of critical raw materials resilience is of essential concern to EU's organised civil society. For this reason, and because the Commission's Action Plan represents a step forward by providing a clear roadmap with initiatives and actions to be taken at EU level, overall the EESC recommends that the European Parliament and the Council support this approach. 

  • Speaker
    Tobias Lung
    Organisation
    European Environment Agency
    Towards sustainability in Europe - status and key leverage points
  • Speaker
    Deirde de Burca
    Organisation
    SDG Watch Europe
    Reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the first EU Sustainable Development Strategy
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    Study
    189 pages

    This study aims to set a framework for the legal recognition of the Rights of Nature in the EU legal order, as a prerequisite for a different and improved relationship between human beings and Nature. This aim should be possibly accomplished through the development of a EU Charter on Fundamental Rights of Nature.

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    4 pages

    The core mission of the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) is to promote sustainability in the EU by advancing economic prosperity, social inclusiveness and environmental responsibility in an integrated and balanced way. Its members come from a wide range of interest groups, with expertise in all areas of our work and extensive outreach with civil society organisations across European Member States.

  • Presentation by
    Mr Niko Humalisto
    Organisation
    University of Eastern Finland, Felm (member NGO of Fingo), Geography and historic sciences
    Making sustainable economies - Indicators for people and planet
  • Presentation by
    Mr Alejandro Salcedo Aznal
    Organisation
    Coordinator for Consumer Affairs, Regional Council of Castile-La-Mancha
    Presentation by Alejandro Salcedo Aznal