Pillar 2 - Protecting the environment

This pillar contributes substantially to achieving the European Cohesion Policy objectives.

Specifically, it contributes to

·     A greener Europe by supporting water quality (PA4), addressing and preventing environmental risks (PA 5), and supporting biodiversity, flora and fauna and natural landscapes (PA 6).

·     A Europe closer to the citizens by supporting an integrated approach across the PAs and through projects.

Further this pillar is crucial in supporting two new strategic objectives of the EUSDR:

·     Counteracting Climate Change

·     Stimulating Sustainable Development