Walking the Circle – the 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy

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This paper outlines four key areas that QCEA, along with 11 other NGOs, believes that European Union institutions should work on to ensure a comprehensive European circular economy. The EU must focus on efficient material management, the reduction of toxic substances, energy efficiency and economic incentives. Working ambitiously across all these areas. in conjunction with […]

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Briefing paper: sustainable growth or growth versus sustainability

This is the second briefing paper – which is a discussion paper – in the Sustainable Energy Security series. It examines the relationships between resource use, climate emissions and economic growth. Read “Sustainable growth or growth versus sustainability: examining the relationships between resource use climate emissions and economic growth” (PDF – 3.4 MB)

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Consultation response: roadmap for a resource-efficient Europe

Resource efficiency plays a crucial role in sustainable energy security, and it is vital that policy-makers appreciate the importance of resource efficiency and savings as the starting point for an overall energy policy for Europe. Read the Roadmap for a Resource Efficient Europe consultation (PDF – 70 Kb) Read QCEA’s consultation response (PDF – 123 […]

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