Why sustainable development?
Sustainable development has since long been at the heart of the European integration project. The EU Treaties acknowledge its three interrelated dimensions, which are economic, social and environmental, and emphasize that should be tackled together. Development must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
SERN is involved in European initiatives aimed at advancing sustainability in various forms. The CircLocal project intends to share best practices on circular procurement among local governments on a global scale, and to develop roadmaps in collaboration with local stakeholders, creating an international network focused on circular economy. The overarching objective is to achieve a sustainable balance between economic, social, and environmental factors, ensuring long-term viability. This involves minimizing waste and pollution, preserving natural resources, and fostering equitable access to them.
Funding and commitment of the project
This project was funded by the European Union’s COSME Programme, promoting the organization of interregional and regional workshops in order to provide knowledge and best practices to the members and regions committed with the project. Read more here: https://circlocal.eu/.