Resource Efficiency Roadmap

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The European Parliament is currently discussing its report on the Commission’s “Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe”. In Friends of the Earth’s and the EEB’s view, the Parliament needs to provide leadership on the following issues:  Indicators: Europe must measure its consumption of key natural resources, using effective and workable indicators: land footprint, water footprint, carbon footprint and material use footprint.  Targets: A commitment for Europe to develop targets to reduce its resource consumption, in particular to reduce our global land footprint. Policies: Strengthen policies to improve Europe’s resource efficiency – including product polices that drive resource efficiency through the supply chain, and waste policies that phase out residual waste. Governance: Use impact assessments as one of the key tools to analyse whether new policies reduce Europe’s resource consumption.

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