Options for Resource Efficiency Indicators
Åpen konsultasjon igangsatt av Kommisjonen 31.7.2012 (frist 22.10.2012)
BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens konsultasjonsdokument, engelsk utgave)
In its Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe (henceforth 'Roadmap'), the Commission proposed a pathway to action for a resource efficient Europe.
Indicators are needed to monitor progress and to allow for benchmarking and comparison between Member States. In the Roadmap, the Commission announced that it would launch a joint effort with stakeholders to define indicators and targets for guiding actions and monitoring progress on the path to the 2050 resource efficiency vision.
The Roadmap also sets out a list of possible indicators in its Annex 6. These indicators follow a three-tiered approach to measuring progress towards a resource efficient, low-carbon economy:
- The Commission proposed 'resource productivity' (GDP/DMC) as a provisional lead indicator as the best available proxy for resource efficiency.
- This lead indicator is complemented by a second tier dashboard of complementary macro indicators on land, water and carbon.
- The third tier consists of theme specific indicators to measure progress towards specific key thematic objectives and the actions and milestones set out in the Roadmap.
A first draft scoreboard proposed in annex provides an intermediate step on the way to developing an agreed set of resource efficiency indicators and possible targets by 2013. The purpose of this consultation paper and its annexes is to inform stakeholders about the analysis on resource efficiency indicators undertaken by the Commission so far, to stimulate responses and ideas from individuals and organisations and to allow for informed discussion. The Commission's aim is to gather a wide range of options and ideas on how we can best measure, monitor and communicate the interlinkages between the economy and natural resources.
Stakeholders are invited to respond to the following questions by 22 October 2012 via DG Environment's consultation web page: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/consultations_en.htm