Circular economy ‘win-win’ for EU climate and biodiversity goals

The Finnish presidency has urged member states and the next European Commission to develop the next phase of the EU’s circular economy strategy to help meet its climate and biodiversity targets

The Finnish presidency has urged member states and the next European Commission to develop the next phase of the EU’s circular economy strategy, which would help the bloc meet its targets to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss.

The bloc’s current circular economy goals “remain far from complete”, Krista Mitkonen, Finland’s environment minister, told reporters following an informal Council of the EU session in Helsinki. But further developing business strategies focused on reducing, reusing and replacing resources would be a “win-win” for EU climate and biodiversity goals, she said. 

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