Potočnik: resource efficiency vital for growth

The economic crisis makes the case for a resource-efficient future stronger than ever, environment commissioner Janez Potocnik said at a London conference on Monday. As prices rise, business and green agendas are increasingly aligned, he believes.

Some countries have promised to cut red tape – including environmental rules – to help their economies recover and are wary about introducing new laws. Member states are also concerned about potential negative short-term side effects.

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