Meeting EU environment policy targets by 2030 will be challenging

The EU 8th Environment Action Programme (EAP) builds on the European Green Deal and sets the framework for EU environmental policy until 2030. European Environment Agency's first monitoring report on the progress towards the 8th EAP objectives takes stock of progress towards Europe’s key environment and climate goals, based on 28 indicators and monitoring targets. The report shows that the EU may not meet most of the monitoring targets: stronger implementation by the Member States of existing laws, additional measures, and mainstreaming climate and environment in other policy domains are needed for faster progress. It is the first of the series to be published annually until 2030. More details can be found in the recently published Monitoring report on progress towards the 8th EAP objectives 2023 edition.