EUROPA Press Release: Commissioners Janez Potočnik and Connie Hedegaard welcome the trilogue agreement on the new Environment Action Programme to 2020 europa.eu (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)
Publication date 20/06/2013 12:00
Commissioners Janez Potočnik and Connie Hedegaard welcome the trilogue agreement on the new Environment Action Programme to 2020 Following an agreement last night between the European Parliament and the Council on the new General Union Environment…
The 7th Environment Action Programme was proposed by the Commission in November 2012 (IP/12/1271). It identifies nine priority objectives for the period up to 2020, including:
· Protecting nature and strengthening ecological resilience
· Boosting sustainable, resource-efficient, low-carbon growth, and
· Effectively addressing environment-related threats to health.
The Programme sets out a framework to support the achievement of these objectives through, inter alia, better implementation of EU environment law, state of the art science, securing the necessary investments in support of environment and climate change policy, and improving the way that environmental concerns and requirements are reflected in other policies.