Natura 2000 is the centerpiece of the European Union nature & biodiversity policy. Is the largest network of protected areas in the world. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats.
Additional news footage also includes a presentation of the Nearly New Office Facilities (NNOF), a company that reduces the environmental impact of businesses by recycling and upgrading existing office furniture into new contemporary workplaces, as well as a visit to the Red Cross EU Office, which has used NNOF furniture to refurbish their office space. This B-ROLL also offers a one-to-one interview with Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella, a special briefing with the Commissioner and general images filmed at the European Commission (midday briefing).
“The circular economy is an attempt to do away with the linear economic model of ‘take, make, consume and dispose’. Moving to a circular economy can break these patterns and we can reinvent our entire economic and business models. This Circular Economy Package is the result of a very broad coordination effort during the last few months across different policy areas. The circular economy does not simply address the environmental concern but it is also an economic solution, which will restore competitiveness to the European economy, and it will also complement this Commission’s priorities of creating jobs, growth and investment. And I also have to say that the proposals that we have adopted in College this morning cover the full cycle of a product.”
- Commissioner Karmenu Vella