31 May 2021 / Vienna, Austria
European Green Deal: An Ambitioned Plan for Zero Air, Water and Soil Pollution
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Voice of the Danube
31 May 2021

On 12 May, the audience of the DWP KnowNow Webinar on the European Green Deal received a condensed version of the ambitioned EU plans for a Corona recovery with strong focus on a healthy environment and digital change. On the very same day, the European Commission adopted the EU Action Plan “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil”.

The EU Action Plan sets out an integrated vision for 2050: a world where pollution is reduced to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems. It also outlines a viable path towards this challenging goal, tying together all relevant EU policies to tackle and prevent pollution, with a special emphasis on digital solutions.

Jointly with the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability adopted last year, the action plan translates the EU's zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment into action. It will work hand in hand with the EU's equally ambitious goals for climate neutrality, health, biodiversity and resource efficiency, building on initiatives in the fields of energy, industry, mobility, food, circular economy, and agriculture.

The relevant legislation will be subject to reviews and public consultation processes, with citizens across the EU invited to discuss zero pollution from its many angles at the main Brussels conference during the upcoming EU Green Week on 1 - 4 June. This is the biggest annual event on environment policy, accessible online online and through more than 600 partner events.

To learn more about the EU Action Plan “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil” and to get information about and access to the EU Green Week, follow the links below.  

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Discover the EU’s zero pollution action plan for air, water and soil as part of the European Green Deal.

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The EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition is a key action of the European Green Deal scheduled for spring 2021