7th Environment Action Programme to 2020 (Decision)
The European Commission's proposal for a 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP) allows an overall view of current and future environment policy initiatives to 2020. It contains a broad palette of proposals relating to objectives and measures but leaves open the actual form that measures are to take. As well as the deficiencies in implementation of existing EU environment legislation, the Commission also brings up the increased use of market-based instruments.
The 7th EAP, as a strategy document, allows an overall view of current and future environment policy initiatives to 2020 thereby offering companies and the interested public a long-term frame of reference.