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Directorate-General Environment (ENV)

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This Directorate-General proposes new environmental laws and monitors the implementation of the new measures by the member states. The main goal is to protect the environment for future generations and to encourage sustainable development.

The DG has several tasks:

  • maintain and enhance the quality of life by protecting and preserving natural resources
  • to promote measures regarding production, consumption and waste management in order to make efficient use of resources
  • to integrate environmental aspects into other policy areas of the EU
  • to keep in mind societal and environmental needs of the current population and future generations regarding economic growth
  • to control climate change and the conservation of biodiversity
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 700 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
13.02.2017  EU position within the Conference of the Parties with regard to amendments of Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention.
Decision com(2017)73
 
03.02.2017  EU Environmental Implementation Review: Common challenges and how to combine efforts to deliver better results.
Communication com(2017)63
 
03.02.2017  EU Environmental Implementation Review Country Report - Austria.
swd(2017)33
 
03.02.2017  EU Environmental Implementation Review Country Report - Belgium.
Working paper swd(2017)34
 
03.02.2017  EU Environmental Implementation Review Country Report - Bulgaria.
swd(2017)35
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 247 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
19.03.2015  Submission, on behalf of the EU, of a proposal for the listing of additional chemicals in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Decision com(2015)133
 
06.02.2015  Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 on trade in seal products.
Regulation com(2015)45
 
09.01.2015  Acceptance of the Amendment to the 1998 Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Heavy Metals.
Decision com(2014)750
 
09.01.2015  Acceptance of the Amendments to the 1998 Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Decision com(2014)749
 
18.12.2014  EU position with regard to proposals for amendments of Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention.
Decision com(2014)746
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 187 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
22.09.2016  EU position at the IMO concerning the designation and taking effect of the Baltic Sea and North Sea as Nitrogen Oxyde Emissions Control Area (NECA).
Decision com(2016)617
 
18.01.2016  EU position with regard to the adoption of guidance referred to in Article 8, paragraphs 8 and 9, of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Decision com(2016)3
 
19.03.2015  EU position at the Seventh Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants regarding amending Annexes A, B and C.
Decision com(2015)137
 
23.10.2014  Authorising the opening of negotiations on the amendment of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents.
Recommendation com(2014)651
 
02.09.2014  EU position with regard to proposals for amendments to the Appendices of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals.
Decision com(2014)544