Fiche :: Action 85: Review the Public access to Environmental Information Directive
24 October 2010
To review by 2011 the Public access to Environmental Information Directive (Directive 2003/4/EC on public access to environmental information).
What is the problem? eEnvironment services should be reviewed and modernised
eEnvironment services, as a category of eGovernment services, are either still under-developed, or fragmented along national borders. Community law in this area should be reviewed and modernised.
Why the EU action is required? eGovernement services can mitigate the risk of climate change
eGovernment services offer a cost-effective route to better services for every citizen and business and participatory, open and transparent government. eGovernment services can reduce costs and save time for public administrations, citizens and businesses. They can also help mitigate the risks of climate change, natural and man-made hazards by including the sharing of environmental data and environment-related information.
What will the Commission do?
By the end of 2011:
By the end of 2012: