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EU launches indicators for resource efficiency

The European Union has launched a Resource Efficiency Scoreboard for member states.

Eurostat, its statistical office, said the 30 robust indicators used would help to monitor progress towards a circular economy.

This would provide the data needed to support implementation of the Resource-efficient Europe initiative, which promotes the integration of resource efficiency in economic, energy, transport, construction, agriculture, fisheries and cohesion policies.

Director general Walter Radermacher said: “Natural resources – such as materials and minerals, clean air and water, arable land and fish stocks – are fundamental for our quality of life, and ensuring a smarter use of these resources is a key initiative for the future.” 

The ‘scoreboard’ used carries data for all EU member states back to 2000 and is structured around: a lead indicator on resource productivity; a dashboard of indicators focusing on land, water and carbon issues; and specific indicators focusing on other themes.


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