Session 3.4

The future of environment policy – better integration & implementation at local & regional level

In collaboration with the European Committee of the Regions

With the end of the evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP), it is necessary to plan for the future. The European Committee of the Regions has recently approved an Opinion on "Towards an 8th Environment Action Programme" and is now organising this session to discuss potential ideas for the future EAP. The session is open to all stakeholders and aims in particular to discuss how to improve the implementation of EU environmental policy at local and regional level.

Recording of the session


Anna-Maria Spyriouni, Senior EU Policy Officer, London’s European Office

Cor Lamers, Mayor of Schiedam, NL, and Chair of the Commission for Environment, Climate Change & Energy of the European Committee of the Regions

Sander Happaerts, Smart & Sustainable Growth, Directorate-General for Regional & Urban Policy, European Commission

Dr Nathalie Roebbel, Coordinator, Air Pollution & Urban Health, World Health Organisation


Anya Sitaram, Moderators Europe