Commission to issue eco-innovation plan by 2011

The EU's Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP) is going to be replaced by a broader eco-innovation plan that will be published by early 2011, according to the European Commission. The forthcoming plan was announced on Wednesday.

This is one of several actions in a new innovation policy framework unveiled by the EU executive in Brussels as part of the EU 2020 strategy. There was previous uncertainty over whether ETAP would continue in its current form or be merged into a broader plan.

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