Ensuring resilient and sustainable use of EU’s natural resources

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Series Details COM (2023) 410
Publication Date 05/07/2023
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Communication adopted by the European Commission on 5 July 2023, providing the overview to a legislative package focusing on the sustainable use of key natural resources.

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The European Green Deal was presented in 2019 to underpin a deep and holistic transformation of the European Union (EU)'s economy and society. Its aim was to support action in fulfilling climate and environmental commitments as per the Paris Agreement and the Kunming-Montreal Biodiversity Framework, as well as in view of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The initiatives within it rely on solutions provided by nature, as much as on new technologies and innovation. For that reason, it has been deemed essential to restore and strengthen the resilience of natural ecosystems across the EU. In this context, ensuring the sustainable use of the EU's natural resources is one of the core pillars of the European Green Deal. This Communication provides the context to a package of legislative initiatives to seek to support action in this regard. It comprises the following draft laws:

The legislative initiatives aim at supporting the objectives of the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy and the Biodiversity strategy.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2023:410:FIN
Related Links
Politico, 05/07/2023: Commission reveals next (shaky) step in Green Deal plan https://www.politico.eu/article/commission-reveals-next-shaky-step-in-green-deal-plan/
Bloomberg, 05/07/2023: How Europe Wants to Green Up Its Food, Farming and Resources Use https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-07-05/gmos-greener-farming-and-food-waste-in-eu-green-deal-s-crosshairs-q-a#xj4y7vzkg

European Commission: Press Release, 05/07/2023: European Green Deal: more sustainable use of plant and soil natural resources https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_23_3565
European Commission: Press remarks by Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Sinkevičius on proposals for a more sustainable use of plant and soil natural resources (5 July 2023) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_23_3706

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