Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The EU Commission meeting reports indicate that Environmental Commissioner Stavros Dimas will present a series of environmental strategies after the summer break. Link: Reuters AlertNet - EU Commission to press ahead on environment. The strategies, which are a key component of the current EU environmental program, were due by July 2005. News that the thematic strategies might not be presented due to industry opposition was met by a stronge reaction from ten influential European environmental organizations. Green 10 Letter
The seven thematic strategies involve: air quality, water and the marine environment, sustainable natural resources use, waste, soil, pesticides, and the urban environment. EU information about pending legislation is fragmentary, but these links provide a starting place.
sustainable natural resources use