Environment policy

Discover now the 130 working sessions organised in Brussels as part the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities (10-13 October 2016). Under the headline 'Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth’, the programme is structured into three themes: Sustained and sustainable economic growth; Inclusive economic growth; Making ESI Funds simpler. 22 partnerships of regions and cities, 13 Directorates-General of the European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions and several networks, associations and other institutions have partnered up for it.

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Speaking at the European Environment Bureau 40th anniversary event on the 1st December the new European Commissioner for the Environment and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, sought to reassure the environmental NGOs that the Juncker strategy would not marginalise the environment agenda in pursuit of short term competitiveness.  Veila underlined that we do have a roadmap in the form of the 7th Environmental Action Programme: - "live well, within the planet's ecological limits". 

Former EEB Secretary General, John Hontelez spoke of the successes and failures of EU environmental policies since the 1980s.  In particular, he underlined how the EEB 2010 conference had successfully campaigned the incoming Belgian Presidency to convince the European Commission of the need for a 7th Environmental Action Programme.