The EU's 7th Environmental Action Programme (EAP) is one of the main priorities of the Danish Presidency and will replace the 6th EAP, which expires in July 2012. The 7th EAP is necessary for ongoing strategic management of key environmental issues in the EU.
Green growth, green economy, resource efficiency and protection of natural capital are topics that concerns both the environmental and economic challenges EU are facing, and which contains political momentum for promotion in the EU and globally. Furthermore, a further implementation of existing environmental policies have a high priority.
The Environmental Action Plan will:
As a result of becoming a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy, the EU and its Member States should be able to deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.
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The flagship initiative for a resource-efficient Europe under the Europe 2020 strategy supports the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy to achieve sustainable growth.
Read more about a resource-efficient Europe