This Work Programme sets out, area by area, what we aim to achieve in the coming year to ensure that we – Europe and the EEB – move towards a better future, where people and nature thrive together.
In 2023, the EEB will continue to push for greater ambition in the concrete policies being rolled out under the European Green Deal (EGD) and advocate for other policies needed to achieve its objectives. Despite the many political and lobbying pressures looking to drop, delay or dilute files being tabled and negotiated, the EEB still believes that the EGD should and can still be the transformative agenda to a just transition we need. We anticipate that there will be gaps in legislative coverage, emerging issues requiring new legislation, ever-stronger evidence underlining the need to strengthen existing files, as well as implementation challenges and investment needs. Thus, we will also work on developing a vision for an EGD2.
Among the specific policy files that will be in focus in the year are the co-decision processes for, inter alia, the remaining files in the Fit-for-55 package, Nature Restoration Law, Industrial Emissions Directive, CLP reform, Priority Substances Directive, Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive, Ambient Air Quality Directives, circular economy instruments, including the Sustainable Product Policy Initiative and Packaging, and the Packaging Waste Directive, as well as new legislation: the Economic Governance Review, the Critical Raw Materials Act, Sustainable Food Law, REACH review, Right to Repair, Green Claims, and Environmental Liability Directive, to mention but a few.