‘Resource Efficiency’ is the current sub-theme of ENRD thematic work on ‘Greening the Rural Economy’.
A Thematic Group (TG) will be working on this topic from September 2016 to July 2017. The focus of the TG is on identifying ways to improve the resource-efficient use of soils and water through the national and regional Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).
The 1st TG meeting identified three key topics to be covered within the sub-theme:
- Water use efficiency;
- Soil and nutrient management;
- Soil conservation and carbon sequestration.
The 2nd TG meeting explored the extent to which a motivation gap, a policy gap or an implementation gap was the main obstacle to be overcome in various areas of activity related to the resource-efficient economy. This work helped define the main areas of interest for conducting a screening and analysis of the RDPs and identifying good practice examples in the field.
In addition, the TG will address cross-cutting issues such as: communicating the benefits of resource-efficient approaches; knowledge transfer; digitalisation; improving links within and between administrations.
Find out more about the work of the Thematic Group in the following documents:
Thematic Group briefing documents