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 914 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
28.02.2024  EU position in the International Tropical Timber Council by decision without meeting on the extension of the International Tropical Timber Agreement 2006.
Decision com(2024)83
 
20.12.2023  EU position on submitting proposals for amendment of Appendices II and III of the Convention on the Conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats with a view to ...
Decision com(2023)799
 
07.12.2023  Amendment of Directive 2011/65/EU as regards the re-attribution of scientific and technical tasks to the European Chemicals Agency.
Directive com(2023)781
 
07.12.2023  Amendment of Regulations (EC) No 178/2002, (EC) No 401/2009, (EU) 2017/745 and (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the re-attribution ...
Regulation com(2023)783
 
07.12.2023  Common data platform on chemicals, laying down rules to ensure that the data contained in it are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable and establishing a ...
Regulation com(2023)779
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 272 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
22.09.2023  EU position at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury as regards the adoption of a Decision establishing a threshold ...
Decision com(2023)541
 
22.09.2023  EU position at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury as regards the adoption of a Decision to amend Annexes A and B to ...
Decision com(2023)542
 
14.08.2023  EU position in the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) as regards ...
Decision com(2023)486
 
10.05.2023  EU position in the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic on amending certain delineations and on the Evlanov Sea basin.
Decision com(2023)236
 
17.03.2023  EU position with regard to submitting a proposal for amendment of Appendix I to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with a view ...
Decision com(2023)143
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 132 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
21.03.2022  EU position in the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP19).
Decision com(2022)116
 
28.08.2017  EU position on proposals amending appendices of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the ...
Decision com(2017)455
 
07.04.2017  EU position with regard to proposals for amendment of the Appendices of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals.
Decision com(2017)166
 
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
 
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