Special Paper – Towards a 7th Environment Action Programme

This paper presents the coordinated Scottish response to the European Commission’s consultation on the EU Environment policy priorities for 2020: "Towards a 7th EU Environment Action Programme."

It reflects the discussions of the public bodies and organisations that participated in the conference on Future EU Environment Policy held in Edinburgh on 9 May 2012. This note is an outcome of this multi agency and partner conference organised by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Government and Scotland Europa.

The purpose of this event was to create a forum for discussion amongst a cross-section of key partners, to explore future EU policy and legislation and the potential opportunities for Scotland and to identify contributions to be made to the development of a 7th EAP.