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The Sixth Environment Action Programme, which was adopted in July 2002, sets out the EU's priorities for the period to 2010. Four areas are singled out for priority action: climate change, nature and biodiversity, the environment and health, and the management of natural resources and waste. EU environment policy is guided by the precautionary principle and the "polluter pays" principle. Various institutional, financial and management instruments are available to ensure that it is implemented effectively. The involvement of the general public is also a key part of environment policy.
- POLICY FRAMEWORK
- TRANSVERSAL POLICY OBJECTIVES
- ORGANISATIONS AND AGENCIES
- ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
- Environmental liability
- The precautionary principle
- Assessment of the effects of plans and programmes on the environment
- Évaluation d’impact de certains projets sur l’environnement (FR)
- Environmental inspections: minimum criteria
- Community guidelines on State aid for environmental protection
- Management instruments
- General Obligations
- FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
APPLICATION AND CONTROL OF COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- Access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters
- Application of the Aarhus Convention to the EU institutions
- Freedom of access to information
- Access to justice in environmental matters
- Protection of the environment through criminal law
- Implementation of Community environmental law in 2004Archives