The European Green Deal should be referenced in the Draft Plan as the roadmap for achieving a sustainable economy for the EU and as our framework for promoting economic transition and development. The aim is to turn climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas while ensuring a just and inclusive transition for all. In this regard the Plan should pursue economic development in a way that promotes not only innovation but also incentives transition from old practices of consumption, production and product lifecyles.
The Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy should also be referenced and objectives included for ambitious achievement of the goals of the WAPCE. It has particular relevance for local businesses. Policies put in place to support the national objectives laid out in the plan and incentives for Kilkenny's businesses to take the lead on transitioning towards developing and integrating circular economy practices into all aspects of their businesses including consumption, product lifecycle, services and/or production methods.