The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is preparing an Opinion on the EU Action Plan: 'Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil'.
The Zero Pollution Action Plan was published in May by the European Commission that created a dedicated webpage.
It is one of the main elements of the Zero Pollution Ambition for a Toxic-free Environment, one of the main environmental priorities of the European Green Deal.
The CoR Rapporteur is Ms. Marieke SCHOUTEN, Alderman of the municipality of Nieuwegein and Member of the Commission for the Environment, Climate change and Energy (ENVE) of the CoR.
The rapporteur strives for the highest possible quality input and widest range of different views for his opinion and we believe your expertise can contribute to achieving this objective. In case you cannot participate in the meeting, you can share your views in a position paper related to the topic, and send it before the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
The ENVE Commission has organized an exchange of views on this opinion during its meeting of 9 September 2021 on the basis of the Working Document prepared by the rapporteur.
You can find the working document in all EU languages.
The main questions to address during the stakeholder consultation are:
- The Zero Pollution Action Plan set 6 main targets. Are these goals adequate in terms of selection and level of ambition?
- How to support/improve implementation of the Zero Pollution Action Plan from a local/regional perspective? This question would address both general cross-cutting aspects and specific actions/flagships.
- How can the opinion contribute to influence decisions on further legislative actions foreseen by the Zero Pollution Action Plan?
The rapporteur is now preparing a draft opinion that is scheduled for discussion and adoption in the ENVE meeting of November. Final discussion and approval of the opinion is foreseen for the plenary of January 2022. This stakeholder consultation will provide useful information for the rapporteur to help her in the preparation of the draft opinion.
You can find the agenda in the link section.
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