European Environmental Agency, European Commission
Excerpt:The European Commission published its new Environmental Action Plan (7th EAP) on 29 November, 2012 which sets the EU’s policy priorities in this area until 2020.
Excerpt:The European Commission has adopted its Work Programme for 2013. The overarching task remains to return the EU to sustainable growth which requires targeted action in a limited number of key policy areas. ...
Excerpt:On 23 March, 2012 the European Climate Adaptation Platform CLIMATE-ADAPT was launched by the European Commission. The platform is developed for the European Commission by a consortium led by Alterra. It supports the development of the knowledge base required for policy development on climate adaptation. ...
Excerpt:The Commission recently extended the period of public consultation from 8 to 12 weeks. This should provide more opportunities for under-represented groups to have a say in EU plans for new policies and legislation at an early stage.
Excerpt:Environment minister Janez Potočnik gave a speech to the Committee of the regions on 15 December, 2011, which set out the hopes of the Commission for the Rio +20 meeting to be held in 2012.
Excerpt:An eco-innovation action plan to stimulate green growth in the EU has been published by the European Commission. The Eco-Innovation Action Plan (Eco-AP) replaces the Environmental Technologies Action Plan, launched in 2004.
Excerpt:The EU has published an energy road map to 2050 which explore five decarbonising scenarios. Scenarios involving more energy efficiency and renewables will cost about the same as if Europe continues to rely heavily on fossil fuels and nuclear. ...
Excerpt:None of the arguments used by member states to oppose the European Commission's plans for a soil framework directive stands up to scrutiny, according a report recently published by the European Environmental Bureau and the German League for Nature and Environment.
Excerpt:The European Commission recently presented a package of proposals to better connect Europe's key infrastructure. The "Connecting Europe Facility" will finance projects which fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone. ...
Excerpt:The European Commission has concluded consultations on the new EU Research and Innovation Programme to replace the 7th framework programme after it expires in 2013. First results have already been published and are available online from the European Commission. The participatory choice of a new name for the programme is ongoing until 17 June, 2011