Decision No 1386/2013/EU on a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 ‘Living well, within the limits of our planet’

Name of policy Decision No 1386/2013/EU on a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 ‘Living well, within the limits of our planet’
Jurisdiction Supranational region
Supranational region
Country European Union
Region


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • General
      Policy description The Decision No 1386/2013/EU adopts a general Union action programme in the field of the environment for the period up to 31 December 2020. This programme is called "the 7th Environment Action programme" (7th EAP).


      The objectives of the programme are the following ones:

      • to protect, conserve and enhance the Union’s natural capital;

      • to turn the Union into a resource-efficient, green and competitive low-carbon economy;

      • to safeguard the Union’s citizens from environment-related pressures and risks to health and well-being;

      • to maximise the benefits of Union environment legislation by improving implementation;

      • to improve the knowledge and evidence base for Union environment policy;

      • to secure investment for environment and climate policy and address environmental externalities;

      • to improve environmental integration and policy coherence;

      • to enhance the sustainability of the Union’s cities;

      • to increase the Union’s effectiveness in addressing inter­national environmental and climate-related challenges.

      Art. 33 of the 7th Environment Action Programme sets the target of reducing GHG emissions by 80 % to 95 % by mid-century, compared to 1990 levels, at a Union level. To achieve this target, "Member States need to develop and put in place long-term, cost-effective low-carbon development strategies".

      Policy type
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables
      • Non-energy3
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2013
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator
      NameValueBase yearTarget yearComments
      GHG emissions reduction (%)1,9902,050GHG emissions reduction of 80-95% by 2050 against a 1990 baseline


      Source or references https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32013D1386&from=EN
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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