7th EAP Environment Action Programme to 2020 , The new general Union Environment Action Programme to 2020

Since the mid-1970s, EU environment policy has been guided by action programmes defining priority objectives to be achieved over a period of years. The current programme, the seventh of its kind, was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union in November 2013 and covers the period up to 2020. Through this Environment Action Programme (EAP), the EU has agreed to step up its efforts to protect our natural capital, stimulate resource-efficient, low-carbon growth and innovation, and safeguard people’s health and wellbeing – while respecting the Earth’s natural limits. It’s a common strategy that should guide future action by the EU institutions and the Member States, who share responsibility for its implementation and the achievement of its priority objectives.

In 2050, we live well, within the planet’s                                        
ecological limits. Our prosperity and healthy
environment stem from an innovative, circular
economy where nothing is wasted and where
natural resources are managed sustainably, and
biodiversity is protected, valued and restored in
ways that enhance our society’s resilience. Our
low-carbon growth has long been decoupled from
resource use, setting the pace for a safe and
sustainable global society.

The European Environment Action Programme to 2020 is presented in the video below.

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Source: European Comission For Environment 2015