General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020

20 Mar 2013
Adopted References: CESE 296/2013 - NAT/592 Referral - COM(2012) 710 final – 2012/0337 (COD) Rapporteur: Mr Lutz RIBBE (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Plenary Session: 488 - 20 Mar 2013 - 21 Mar 2013 (Summary Plenary Session)

Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a general Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 - Living well, within the limits of our planet

The EESC welcomes the draft proposal for a seventh Environment Action Programme (EAP). The decision of the Council and of the Parliament establishes an environment policy consensus among the EU's decision-making institutions on how serious the environmental situation remains, that there are significant deficiencies in the implementation of European environment law, that the efforts made to date to solve current and future problems have been inadequate, and on what action needs to be taken in environment policy in the period up to 2020.