22 Jun

During the Environment Council held on the 10th of June, ministers approved the Council conclusions on the new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change. Majority of the ministers highlighted that the aspects of adaptation to negative impacts of climate change should be reflected in different Union-level policies, in order to strengthen the resilience of the EU’s economy and society. The Presidency informed the ministers on the progress with regard to the discussion of the legislation on batteries.

Ministers exchanged views for the first time on the Commission’s new EU action plan on zero pollution. The document sets out a vision by 2050 for zero-pollution in the air, water and soil in the EU, in order to create a toxic-free environment. The comprehensive Action Plan outlines key 2030 targets for various types of pollution and defines a number of actions and flagship initiatives to achieve the zero pollution ambition, including several ongoing and planned legislative proposals.