European Commission puts together high-level panel to advise on resource efficient growth


High-level guidance is to be provided by a new panel on developing policies for a resource efficient Europe.

It will have 34 members and will include five European Commissioners, four Members of the European Parliament, nine business leaders from various sectors, four environment ministers, and members of international organisations and institutions, civil society and academia.


It will be chaired by former Irish prime minister and EU Ambassador to the US John Bruton.

European Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik said: “We need people of high calibre and broad experience to help us address the challenge of how to transform our economies to a resource efficient growth model. We will have to become more resource efficient whether we like it or not, and the earlier we do so the better for Europe’s competitiveness and for our environment. The first meeting of the platform increases my confidence that we will be able to meet the challenge.”

John Bruton added: “I am delighted to be able to work with such a group. I am confident that we will be able to use the experience and knowledge of the members to guide business and policymakers on the best ways to achieve resource efficiency.”

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