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Directorate-General Environment (ENV)

Source: Europa Nu.

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 687 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
15.05.2017  Report under Article 12(3) of Directive 2001/42/EC on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment.
Report com(2017)234
 
27.04.2017  Action Plan for nature, people and the economy.
Communication com(2017)198
 
27.04.2017  Factsheets providing details of actions in the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy accompanying the document: Action Plan for nature, people and the economy.
swd(2017)139
 
18.04.2017  Review of the scope of Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment and on the re-examination of the deadlines for reaching the collection targets.
Report com(2017)171
 
18.04.2017  Exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Report com(2017)172
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 249 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
17.03.2017  EU position at the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants regarding the proposals for amendments of Annexes A and ...
Decision com(2017)132
 
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
 
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
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 212 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
 
02.02.2016  Conclusion of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Decision com(2016)42
 
02.02.2016  Regulation on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008.
Regulation com(2016)39
 
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