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Thematic Strategy on Sustainable Use of Resources 22 May, 2003 Pawel Kazmierczyk.

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1 Thematic Strategy on Sustainable Use of Resources 22 May, 2003 Pawel Kazmierczyk

2 Policy developments in EU Sustainable Development Strategy 6th Environment Action Plan Seven Thematic Strategies European Parliament European Commission Eurostat EEA

3 Broad Objectives of TS-SUR Portray current patterns of resource use Review the efficiency of policy measures and develop a mix of policy instruments Set goals and targets for increasing efficiency of resource and material use Decouple resource use and economic growth, and not to exceed carrying capacity

4 Some comments on TS-SUR TS in phase 1 – “towards TS” stage scheduled to be completed in mid Very cross-sectoral, close cooperation between DG Env, other DG’s, Eurostat Two studies to being carried out - inventory of national policies on resources, and a pilot study with analysis of two resource streams (eg. timber and non-ferrous metals)

5 EEA/ETC involvement to date Assistance to DG Env in 2002 : “Zero study” completed, analyzing resource use patterns in EU15 and AC13, and proposing methodological framework Eurostat MFA methodology was used, based on 2001 Eurostat MFA guide

6 Future Assistance to TS-SUR Environmental impacts of resource use (=> methodology) increasing policy relevance (=> inventory of existing policies) development of indicator set (=> target setting) further development of methodology (=> MFA workshop for statistical offices) and support for indicator coefficients (=> MFA clearinghouse) impacts from resource use (=>prioritization)

7 Thematic Strategy on Recycling Communication “towards” to be published end of May Focus on prevention, waste minimization The Thematic Strategies must be in place, ready for implementation, in July 2005


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