Commission unveils work programme for 2011

The European Commission will make resource efficiency a priority next year, it confirmed on Wednesday as it unveiled its work programme for 2011. Commission president José Manuel Barroso outlined his priorities in the parliament last month.

Next year will see the launch of the commission's flagship initiative on resource efficiency, announced this year in the EU's 2020 strategy, and more specifically a roadmap to decouple growth from resource use. Sustainable resource use will also be a central part of the revised agriculture and fisheries policies.

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