The transition to sustainability can’t be done by volunteers alone.
Raul Pop, State Secretary of MMAP: “By simply eliminating or reducing waste, without the question of reducing comfort, you can achieve a significant reduction in environmental impact.”
Florina Stan, ECOTECA representative: “The way we currently use resources is not sustainable and is putting increasing pressure on our planet.”
Dr. Camelia Crișan, researcher at Progress Foundation: “If we want to respect the spirit and the letter of the EU Green Deal, public investments (even those in the NRDP) must go predominantly towards sustainable design of services and products.”
Mădălina Chițu, Digi 24 reporter: “Sustainability is an area that deserves more space on the daily agenda of media trusts”
Journalists actively participate in environmental protection actions and want to be an example for Romanians to follow.
The first steps media representatives have taken in adopting a sustainable lifestyle are: collecting waste separately, using public transport, replacing ordinary diaries with recycled paper.
While Romania has undertaken to establish a national framework to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, many citizens continue to waste nature’s valuable resources.
At the invitation of the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, Raul Pop, journalists and environmental activists participated in the workshop series “How to communicate the transition to a green economy in a way that Romanians understand?” between 12 and 14 July 2021. The workshops, run with the support of BRD Groupe Société Générale and ECOTIC, are part of a long-term initiative aimed at clarifying legislative and public policy issues that encourage the transition to the circular economy. The issue of waste is at the top of the urgency list and is the main topic discussed during the workshop “Good waste vs. bad waste, waste that enriches vs. waste that impoverishes us” supported by the Secretary of State.
“I believe very much in the power of citizens and their civic sense, I believe in environmental NGOs and I see people more and more concerned about the environment, responsible consumption, circular economy. But I don’t believe that the real shift to sustainability can only be done with the help of volunteers. This process must involve local and regional authorities, the Ministry of the Environment and other ministries, Parliament, other environmental institutions, producers and organisations implementing extended producer responsibility obligations, consumers and citizens in general. The MMAP may have legislative proposals and may promote some legislation, the Parliament does this in turn, but the power of implementation lies with the municipalities, which often only take action following complaints and requests from citizens.”
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