Trough a public consultation, the European Commission wishes to collect stakeholders’ views on the most effective support measures for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to become more resource efficient and sell internationally green products and which actors are best placed to help SMEs in the process.
Today only few European SMEs extend their green business to foreign markets. Knowing that the EU makes up roughly one third of the world market for environmental industries this reveals a huge potential for SMEs to grow.
The results of this public consultation will be used to shape the actions aimed at promoting resource efficiency for and by SMEs to be included in the forthcoming Green Action Plan for SMEs. The public consultation runs from 20tth September until 12th December 2013.
See also MEMO/12/218 (Eurobarometer survey: SMEs are important for a smooth transition to a greener economy) EU and China explore the benefits of green growth and
SMEs an important aspect of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation