An action that needs to be addressed as a priority is to rethink how resources are used, and for rational consumption, one of the actions must be aimed at consumer education, considers Environment Minister Costel Alexe.
He participated at the works of the Council of Ministers of the Environment of the European Union in Brussels on Thursday. The event was also attended by the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, Mircea Fechet. According to the Ministry of the Environment, on the agenda of the meeting were topics such as the European Ecological Pact, the greening of the European Semester, climate diplomacy, the long-term strategy presented to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the evaluation of water legislation and the Council conclusions on improving air quality.
“An action that needs to be addressed as a priority is rethinking how resources are used. In this regard, it is important to provide funding for research and investments in technologies that will allow these resources to be kept in cycle for a long time. For rational consumption, one of the actions must be aimed at educating consumers in order to induce new consumption habits, as well as environmental education, at all educational levels. We must grow the young generations with other values and provide them with educational systems for training in new, green fields,” said Costel Alexe, according to Agerpres.