Renewed European resource efficiency agenda   

Key focus areas in the Communication ‘Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe’ are research and innovation, design, unlocking investment and financing, supporting business and consumers, and modernising waste policy and targets.

Efforts to use resources more efficiently and promote the circular economy will be guided by a political target to increase resource productivity by 30% by 2030.

To help the circular economy become reality, the Commission adopted other initiatives, including a European approach to common indicators for the assessment of the environmental performance of buildings.

Meanwhile, the ‘Voice of EFCA’, the federation’s newsletter that disseminates our industry’s viewpoints on European policy matters to the decision-makers in the European Institutions, is explaining the contribution that engineering consultants can make towards the transition to a circular economy.