The EEAC network provides an operational framework for joint activities, knowledge sharing, dialogue, informed debate and deliberation among different stakeholders and disciplines. It seeks to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and policymaking and to enrich the advice that individual advisory bodies can give to their governments by encouraging exchange of experience among members.
The EEAC network also enables its members to better anticipate and prepare for forthcoming strategic issues at the European level and international/global sustainable development related negotiations and debates.
The network strives to exchange knowledge and experience with other member councils, other national councils and other organizations relevant to the EEAC mission. For example EU institutions, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Environment Agency (EEA); as well as other networks, such as the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) and European Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA).
Current social and economic structures are putting heavy pressures on the planet. This is due to existing production and consumption patterns that are resource intensive, waste producing and polluting. New models must be developed. Creating structures that are highly resource efficient, based on low carbon energy structures, protective of the natural capital and promote social justice will improve the quality of life for this and future generations.
The EEAC believes that a transition towards a more sustainable Europe, which addresses the environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions of sustainability, is both necessary and possible.