The European Economic and Social Committee has called for work on the Blue Deal in 2023. The main task is to prepare a strategy for water management at the European level.
The European Economic and Social Committee is an advisory body to the European Commission. It has more than 300 members from all member countries. In April of this year, a Pole – Krzysztof Pater – became vice chairman of the Committee. The Committee’s interests also included the issue of water. A widespread problem with both the quantity and quality of water throughout the European Union has been recognized.
European Economic and Social Committee in Concern for the Blue Deal
The European Economic and Social Committee has responded to the problems identified by proposing the Blue Deal, a strategy that outlines directions for change and investment in water management. At this stage, three main areas of interest are presented:
- Access to clean water and geopolitical issues;
- sustainable water management;
- Financing a sustainable, competitive and equitable blue transition.
More details will be presented at a conference called “Call for an EU Blue Deal,” or Time for a Blue Deal. It will be held in October 2023. and will most likely be a moment to familiarize a wide audience with ideas for dealing with the crisis.