The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is approaching its third year in the march towards realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The High-level Political Forum session this year focused on the theme "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The European Economic and Social Committee was delighted to partner with several member states this year to co-host side events for knowledge exchange on important aspects that relate to the five environmental SDGs in focus at HLPF 2018.
Prehod na krožno gospodarstvo je visoko na dnevnem redu EESO kot rešitev za boj proti podnebni krizi in zaščito našega planeta. Je odlična priložnost za civilno družbo, saj lahko prispeva k:
- povečanju konkurenčnosti evropske industrije,
- spodbujanju trajnostne gospodarske rasti in,
- ustvarjanju novih delovnih mest.
Model linearne proizvodnje in potrošnje, ki danes še vedno prevladuje v našem gospodarstvu, ne prispeva le k zapravljanju virov, temveč tudi spodkopava boj proti podnebnim spremembam. V nasprotju z linearnim gospodarstvom ima krožno gospodarstvo regenerativno in obnovitveno zasnovo, ki se osredotoča na ustvarjanje in ohranjanje gospodarske vrednosti, saj obravnava svetovne okoljske izzive, kot so podnebne spremembe, izguba biotske raznovrstnosti in onesnaževanje, hkrati pa prinaša gospodarske koristi.
Dobra novica je, da krožni prehod že poteka v praksi. Deležniki iz civilne družbe, med njimi podjetja, sindikati, akademski krogi in skupnosti znanja, mladinske organizacije ter nevladne organizacije in druge interesne skupine, na lokalni in regionalni ravni ustvarjajo in izvajajo številne krožne pobude. Spodbujanje krožnih rešitev in vodilna vloga ustreznih deležnikov sta najboljša načina za pospeševanje prehoda na krožno gospodarstvo v Evropi.
Evropska platforma deležnikov za krožno gospodarstvo , ki je skupna pobuda EESO in Evropske komisije, je bila vzpostavljena leta 2017, da bi z njo povezali skupnost krožnega gospodarstva v Evropi. Platforma, ki jo usmerjajo deležniki, podpira prehod Evrope na krožno gospodarstvo s spodbujanjem dialoga ter izmenjavo znanja in najboljših praks.
As a follow-up to the Consumer Dialogues, "Les Assises des Consommateurs" (the 2018 Consumer Summit) showcased the results of this outreach and offered the opportunity for debate and conclusions.
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 2nd annual conference of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform took place on 20 and 21 February 2018. The first day was hosted by the Commission (DG GROW and DG ENV) in the Charlemagne building, the second day by the European Economic and Social Committee.
With a view to taking stock of the Action Plan's implementation, looking at next steps and discussing the goals and practicalities of a European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, the EESC and the European Commission co-organised a conference which took place on 9-10 March in Brussels.
The Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (known by its French acronym of CCMI, Commission consultative des mutations industrielles) became part of the European Economic and Social Committee in 2002; therefore 2022 marks its 20th anniversary. The CCMI is the oldest EU body devoted to forecasting the future and accompanying the transition of industrial sectors.
Between June 2021 and March 2022, the EESC held a series of events on the updated new industrial strategy. Each event was organised by a different section of the EESC and focused on a specific aspect of the strategy, with the aim of hearing the views of civil society organisations on the future of European industry.
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.
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?