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European Union: Environment


Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Section. Responsible for the EESC's work on agriculture and environment such as the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), review of the Sustainable Development Strategy and climate change policies . 

Climate Action. Directorate-General for Climate Action ("DG CLIMA") leads international negotiations on climate, helps the EU to deal with the consequences of climate change, meet its targets for 2020,  and develops and implements the EU Emissions Trading System (the largest in the world).

Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE). From the EU's Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives.

Eco-Management Audit Scheme. Management instrument developed by the European Commission for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance.

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee.  From the European Parliament.

European Environment Agency (EEA). Agency of the European Union that provides independent information on the environment. A major information source for information on environmental policy.Publications on the Environment - From the EU Bookshop.

European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL).  Civil society organization following developments in EU environmental law.

Summaries of EU Legislation on Climate Action - From Eurlex.

Data and Statistics

Airbase. European air quality database maintained by the EEA through its European topic centre on Air pollution and Climate Change mitigation.

European Environmental Agency Datasets. Large collection of data: land use, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, the green economy, soil, and much more.

European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). Europe-wide register that provides key environmental data from industrial facilities in the European Union.

Eurostat. EU Data on water,waster, biodiversity, environmental taxes, emissions, and more.