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External Data Reference Troff document Treatment of waste (Eurostat)
Look for the dataset "Treatment of waste (env_wastrt)"
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File More from less — preliminary findings
This leaflet presents preliminary findings from the 2015 EEA review of policies and approaches to material resource efficiency in 31 European countries. It has been prepared to support the European Commission’s (EC) work on resource efficiency by providing information on national contexts, but will also contribute to reflections on the circular economy.
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Article Transition towards a green economy
Our quality of life, health and jobs all depend on the environment. However, the way and the rate we are using up natural resources today risk undermining our well-being along with nature’s ability to provide for us. We need to fundamentally transform the way we produce, consume and live. We need to green our economy and the transition needs to start today.
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2014 Articles
Article Troff document Greening the entire economy; not just a handful of new sectors
We need to change the way we produce goods and services. We need to ‘green’ our economy. But this does not consist of developing just a number of selected sectors, such as renewables, eco-innovation, corresponding to 5 or even 10 percent of our economy. It requires greening the entire economy. The question is: ‘How do we create a performing economy that creates jobs and ensures our well-being, and yet respects the limits of our planet?’
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Publication Circular economy in Europe — Developing the knowledge base
The report describes the concept of the circular economy and outlines its key characteristics. It draws attention to both the benefits and challenges in transitioning to such an economy and highlights possible ways to measure progress.
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File Flyer - Circular economy in Europe
Located in Publications Circular economy in Europe — Developing the knowledge base
Policy Document COM/2015/0614 final
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Closing the loop - An EU action plan for the Circular Economy
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Article The economy: resource efficient, green and circular
Our well-being depends on using natural resources. We extract resources, and transform them into food, buildings, furniture, electronic devices, clothes, etc. Yet, our exploitation of resources outpaces the environment’s ability to regenerate them and provide for us. How can we ensure the long-term well-being of our society? Greening our economy can certainly help.
Located in Signals — Living in a changing climate Signals 2014 Articles
Infographic Circular economy
A simplified model of the circular economy for materials and energy
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Article chemical/x-pdb Basics of economics and the environment
In March 2014, Paris, France, was affected by a particulate matter episode. Private car use was highly restricted for days. On other side of the planet, a Chinese company was launching a new product: smog insurance for domestic travellers whose stay was ruined by poor air quality. So how much is clean air worth? Can economics help us reduce pollution? We take a closer look at basic economic concepts.
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