Euro-Mediterranean governments aim to tackle the top sources of Mediterranean pollution by the year 2020 through the Horizon 2020 initiative that is built around 4 elements:
- Projects to reduce the most significant pollution sources focusing on industrial emissions, municipal waste and urban waste water, responsible for up to 80% of pollution in the Mediterranean Sea
- Capacity-building measures to help neighbouring countries create national environmental administrations that are able to develop and police environmental laws.
- Using the Commission's Research budget to develop and share knowledge of environmental issues relevant to the Mediterranean.
- Developing indicators to monitor the success of Horizon 2020.
Oh and there is also an Irish job creation scheme called Horizon 2020. Which is interesting since the R&D Commissioner is Irish.