Even though some environmental progress can be witnessed, there is still
much to be done to make the environment more sustainable. Issues such
as transport, biodiversity and waste need to be kept high on the policy
agenda in order to improve the state of the environment and reach set
targets. Acceleration toward more integrated approaches and the implementation
and enforcement of environmental policies – together with adaptation
to technical progress and new insights – remain core tasks throughout
the region (EEA 2003c).