European sustainable production plan mooted

Revised EU sustainability strategy could set framework for other product-related initiatives

A revised EU sustainable development strategy due from the European Commission by the end of the year could include a first-ever action plan on sustainable consumption and production, it has emerged.

On Wednesday, Commission official Timo Makela said the strategy could use sustainable consumption and production (SCP) as a framework to organise several existing and planned EU initiatives. These include integrated product policy and the forthcoming thematic strategy on natural resources, now due to be published on 23 November.

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