DG Environment proposes policies and legislation that protect natural habitats, defend clear air and water, ensure proper waste disposal, improve knowledge of the toxicity of chemical substances, and help European business move towards a sustainable economy.

The 7th Environment Action Programme was proposed by the Commission in November 2012 (IP/12/1271). It identifies nine priority objectives for the period up to 2020, including:

-          Protecting nature and strengthening ecological resilience

-          Boosting sustainable, resource-efficient, low-carbon growth, and

-          Effectively addressing environment-related threats to health.

The Programme sets out a framework to support the achievement of these objectives through, inter alia, better implementation of EU environment law, state of the art science, securing the necessary investments in support of environment and climate change policy, and improving the way that environmental concerns and requirements are reflected in other policies.

The programme also aims to boost efforts to help EU cities become more sustainable, and improve the EU’s capacity to meet regional and global environment and climate challenges.

The programme, the seventh of its kind, builds on the significant achievements of 40 years of EU environment policy, and draws on a number of recent strategic initiatives in the field of environment, including the “Resource Efficiency Roadmap”, the “2020 Biodiversity Strategy” and the “Low Carbon Economy Roadmap”. It should secure the commitment of EU institutions, Member States, regional and local administrations and other stakeholders to a common agenda for environment policy action up to 2020. 

You will find more information on funding opportunities and calls in this field of activity in the attached pdf file. Thank you! 

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