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Friday, 20 April 2012

EP in urgent call for an EC proposal on the 7th EAP

According to a resolution recently adopted by MEPs,  the Seventh Environment Action Programme (EAP), the EU's next flagship environmental strategy, must outline steps and set targets to protect the EU's environment and encourage a more efficient use of energy and natural resources. As the current sixth edition is set to expire in July, MEPs are calling upon the Commission to propose a Seventh EAP as soon as possible.
Following the adoption of the resolution, the Parliament's rapporteur Jo Leinen stressed the urgency for a new programme, so as to press the EU to reduce its environmental footprint and curb Europe's unsustainable consumption of resources. “The programme should help achieve targets for 2020, set mid-term 2030 targets for emissions reductions, energy efficiency and renewables, and set out a vision for the state of the environment in Europe in 2050", he added.
According to the Parliament,  the 7th EAP should help mainstream climate change and other environmental objectives across all policy areas, particularly in industry, transport, agriculture and fisheries.

Source: European Parliament

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