Reforming Europe towards Sustainability

The present paper identifies three conditions for making progress: the recognition of well-being, rather than growth in GDP, as an overall objective; achieving sustainable lifestyles; and reforming governance to better serve the goal of sustainable development. Specific proposals under the latter heading include reform of the Commission’s REFIT and impact assessment processes, creation of a new high-level group on policy coherence for sustainable development, new structures for provision of scientific advice and better use of the European Semester.

Source: European Environmental Bureau (EEB)