Feedback period: 05 November 2020 – 31 December 2020
The 8th Environment Action Programme, with its long-term vision and environmental priority objectives it shares with the Green Deal, will support the EU’s common commitment to a green recovery. This adopted act is open for feedback for a minimum period of 8 weeks.
Environment action programmes have guided the development of EU environment policy since the early 1970s. The Seventh Environment Action Programme (7th EAP) will expire on 31 December 2020 and its Article 4 (3) requires the Commission, if appropriate, to present a proposal for an Eighth Environment Action Programme (8th EAP) in a timely manner with a view to avoiding a gap between the 7th and the 8th EAP. The European Green Deal announced the adoption of a new environment action programme. The Council, the European Parliament and the Committee of the Regions have called upon the Commission to present at the latest by early 2020 a proposal for an 8th EAP.