E-Environment, E-Governance and E-Participation: Visions and Challenges for the European Union Sustainable Development
|Original title:||E-Environment, E-Governance and E-Participation: Visions and Challenges for the European Union Sustainable Development|
|Type:||Article in Proceedings|
|Keywords:||Aarhus Convention; Digital Agenda for Europe; E-Democracy; E-Environment; E-Government; Environmental Democracy; E-Participation; Europe 2020; GDP; GMES; information and communication technologies; ; SEIS; SISE;|
This paper outlines e-Environment, environmental e-Democracy, e-Government, e-Governance and introduces their current trends in the European Union. Both the visions and challenges of e-Environment and its potential for further sustainable development of the Environment are discussed. The paper introduces the tasks and roles of a Digital Agenda for Europe, cross-boarder e-Environment services and a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) as a part of the Europe 2020 strategy. These have been introduced with the aim of establishing a common European ICT infrastructure for environmental e-Democracy and e-Governance. Therefore, shared environmental data, information and services will be combined with environmental knowledge for public in order to participate and support government decisions to foster environmental protection and sustainable development in the European Union.