Published Friday, 30 April 2010

Strategic Orientations of EU Environmental Policy under the Sixth Environment Action Programme and Implications for the Future 

Although it is difficult to accurately establish the extent to which an overarching framework like the 6EAP has influenced policy developments; reflecting on such issues should inform and help to shape the type of environmental policy framework the EU may adopt in 2012. This report aims to feed into the debate on the value of the 6EAP by providing an analysis of implementation of the 6EAP, interactions between the 6EAP, the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) and Lisbon Strategy, and some initial reflections on options for the future.