“Living well, within the limits of our planet” : the 7th Environment Action Programme draft adopted

March 22, 2013

Funding Scheme: 2013-03-22

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Amorce:

The European Economic and Social Comittee welcomes the adoption of the Commission draft of the 7th Environment Action Programme.

Text:

Entitled “Living well, within the limits of our planet”, it aims at implement a concrete action plan to address the Horizon 2020 objectives. It stresses the difficulties found when implementing a genuine European environmental legislation and establishes a consensus between the EU’s decision making institutions on the reality of the environmental issues.

This programme is divided into 9 priority objectives, including 3 central thematic objectives:

– To protect, conserve and enhance the EU’s natural capital

– To turn the EU into a resource-efficient, green and competitive lowcarbon economy

 – To safeguard EU citizens from environment-related pressures and risks to health and wellbeing

In the light of the Europe 2020 Strategy these objectives should stimulate a green, inclusive, sustainable growth and create new jobs in Europe, as well as making Europe a better and healthier place to live.

Link to the proposal

Url description: CESE

Url: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.nat-opinions.27073