Highlights – High-level Conference: Towards a renewed Partnership with Africa – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

In particular, it underlines that progress towards the 2020 objectives has so far been mixed: it is unlikely that objective 1 (protecting natural capital) will be met, but likely that some of the sub-objectives under objective 2 (low carbon economy and resource efficiency) will be met; it is uncertain whether objective 3 (reducing environmental pressures and risks to human health) will be met.

It also shows the shortcomings which create obstacles to the implementation of the objectives of the EAP. In her draft report, the Rapporteur makes conclusions on the status quo and recommendations in order to achieve the objectives by 2020 and calls on the Commission to propose an 8th EAP which focuses on the most challenging areas of environmental policy-making.