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What does the EU do to protect the environment ?

What does the EU do to protect the environment ?

All wealth comes from Nature. Without it, there wouldn't be any economics…
Margaret Atwood

 
When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect…

When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect…

When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect…
Aldo Leopold

 
 

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Welcome

This is the place to find core information about what the EU is doing to protect its environment – air, water, nature, biodiversity and so on.

It is brought to you by the Environment Directorate General of the European Commission ('DG Environment'). It was set up in 1973 to protect, preserve and improve Europe's environment for present and future generations.

The Commission proposes policies and legislation that protect natural habitats, keep air and water clean, ensure proper waste disposal, improve knowledge about toxic chemicals, and help businesses move towards a sustainable economy.

We also make sure that Member States apply EU environmental law correctly. This means helping them comply with the legislation they have agreed, and following up on complaints from citizens and non-governmental organisations.

These pages aim to provide information at a glance.

If you need more specialised information, follow the links to the main DG Environment website.

 

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