One of the major work area programmes of GREEN Action Task Force is the water management in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Region (EECCA) countries.
The recently launched EU4Environment Water Resources and Environmental Data programme aims at improving people’s wellbeing in the EU’s Eastern partner countries and enabling their green transformation in line with the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The programme’s activities will be clustered around two specific objectives:
Environmental and climate resilience and the promotion of fair and inclusive societies are among the key objectives on the post-2020 Eastern Partnership (EaP) agenda. It includes ambitious goals related to better air and water quality.The programme will be developed from 2021-2024.
A far-reaching Economic and Investment Plan will underpin this agenda, aiming to mobilise EUR 17 billion in investments. The programme will help to speed up such investments into projects that reduce pollution. The programme is part of the Team Europe Initiative on Water and Zero Pollution, which aims at moving towards toxic-free environment for all citizens in an area with a strong interest from partner countries.
The project builds on the experience of the National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) supported under EUWI EECCA (2012-2016) and the European Union Water Initative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+) which was implemented from 2016-2021).