The report suggests a  set of actions and agenda items to step up Europe’s (and in particular the EU’s) efforts to foster an eco-efficient economy.

Increased technology development and stronger horizontal coordination.Three areas  are considered to be strategically crucial for the development of a greener economy: resource systems efficiency, new technology markets and global carbon pricing. To achieve this, current institutional and political structures and processes also need reform.

First, it is necessary routinely to establish better knowledge systems and evidence gathering for policies and impacts in the policy making process.

Second, policy making must be better integrated, vertically and horizontally.

Third, it is necessary to develop governance arrangements that induce development and diffusion of specific technologies alongside more generic policies.

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See also the brief based on this report