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1 Environment General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 "Living well, within the limits of our planet" - the 7th EAP

2 The 6EAP Environment Action Programme of the European Community 10 year time-frame ( ) Four priority areas: Climate change; Nature and biodiversity; Environment, health and the quality of life; Natural resources and waste Two cross-cutting areas: international co-operation; strategic approaches to policy-making (implementation, cooperation with the market) In total, the 6th EAP contained 156 actions

3 SOER 2010

4 Environment Action Programmes (EAP) (Measures to achieve goals are adopted separately) 7th EAP – a Policy framework for up to 2020 Aim: stimulate sustainable growth create new jobs make the EU a better and healthier place to live The 7 th EAP

5 A 2020 timeframe and 2050 vision 9 Priority objectives 3 T HEMATIC : 1.Natural capital 2.Resource efficient, low-carbon growth 3.Health & environment 4 'E NABLING ': 4.Implementation 5.Knowledge/evidence base 6.Investment 7.Integration 2 'S PATIAL ': 8.Urban environment 9.International The 7 th EAP

6 Europe 2020 context – we are facing multiple crises, environment is part of the solution Many targets for 2020 already exist in policy or legislation. New targets may be helpful and will be developed on the basis of robust impact assessments Better implementation is a stand-alone priority objective, but also a core action to achieve the three thematic priority objectives Programme for the Union, not a Commission work programme, a strategic framework to guide action at EU and national levels The Union and its Member States are responsible for ensuring the delivery of the priority objectives and action shall be taken with due account of the principle of subsidiarity and at the level best suited

7 7 Communicating Environment To stakeholders: Green Week European Green Capital Award, European Business Awards for Environment Ad hoc activities: conferences, actions accompanying policy implementation To general public: Resource Efficiency campaign Biodiversity campaign, Natura 2000 Also: DG ENV website / social media pages, publications, press releases, AV media

8 The most important European debate on the environment to over participants 46 sessions, side sessions & events, an exhibition of 52 stands 52 satellite events in 15 Member States 185 speakers & moderators

9 9 Since 1987 −Since 1987 −5 categories. Management, Product, Process, International Business Cooperation, Business&Biodiversity (new) −156 companies from 24 countries applied for the 2012 edition −2012 winning projects: Rewards and promotes the companies that successfully combine innovation, competitiveness and outstanding environmental performance

10 The European Commission campaign on Resource Efficiency (as of 2011) The campaign role: Awareness raising Change in behaviour Target groups – 28 EU countries: Young urban citizens Young families Tonality: positive, no ‘preaching’ Generation Awake Consume differently, and think before you choose

11 More information Thank you for your attention!


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