This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Description/achievement of initiative
The Innovation Europe Flagship initiative (2010) is the core of the Europe 2020 Strategy agreed by Member States at the June 2010 European Council, underpinning the smart, sustainable and inclusive growth the Strategy is aiming for.
Source: European Commission
A key aim of flagship initiative is to increase certainty for investment and innovation by forging an agreement on the long-term vision and ensuring that all relevant policies factor in resource efficiency in a balanced manner. It provides a long-term framework for action in many policy areas, supporting policy agendas for climate change, energy, transport, industry, raw materials, agriculture, fisheries, biodiversity and regional development.
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