Ministers also discussed how to put the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into practice, focusing in particular on what it means for the EU's environmental policy. They addressed, for instance, how to better involve citizens and the private sector. This discussion will feed into the preparations of Council conclusions in June.
'Greening' of the European Semester - Environmental implementation review
In the context of the European Semester process, they exchanged views on the 2017 annual growth survey and the role of sustainable development and environment. They also discussed the environmental implementation review, a new tool to address implementation gaps on environmental legislation and policy.