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