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Eurobrief May 2012

Resource Efficient Europe report adopted in Parliament

On 24 May 2012 the European Parliament adopted, in plenary, MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy’s (Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the Netherlands) draft report on a resource-efficient Europe.

Resource Efficiency: impact on employment

On 21 May 2012 the European Commission published the ECORYS Nederland BV study commissioned by DG Environment regarding the number of jobs dependent on the environment and resource efficiency improvements.

Commission launches call for 2012 eco-innovation proposals

On 8 May 2012 the European Commission launched its 2012 call for proposals in relation to eco-innovation. 34.8 million Euros have been allocated to this initiative, with the Commission providing up to 50% in co-funding to around 50 projects.