This conference is timed to coincide with work on the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP). The EAP is expected to give renewed impetus to better implementation of EU environment law.
The event will feature a high-level roundtable with Commissioner Janez Potočnik; Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur on the EAP; a Member of the European Parliament's Petitions Committee; CoR Vice-President Mercedes Bresso; and Paul Lemass, from the incoming Irish EU Presidency.
The conference will also present best practices on the topic of how local and regional authorities contribute to achieving better results on the ground, in line with the Opinion to be adopted by the CoR on this issue at the end of November.
Moreover, this event will also mark the launch by Commissioner Potočnik and Mr Cappellacci, of the Technical Platform for Cooperation on the Environment, one of the actions referred to in the Commission Communication COM(2012)95 final.