The taxonomy regulation empowers the Commission to adopt delegated and implementing acts to specify how competent authorities and market participants shall comply with the obligations laid down in the directive.

The Taxonomy Regulation tasks the Commission with establishing the actual list of environmentally sustainable activities by defining technical screening criteria for each environmental objective through delegated acts.

The Commission launched an IT tool on the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities (the ‘taxonomy compass’) that will facilitate the use of the taxonomy by allowing users to navigate easily through its contents.


6 July 2021

4 June 2021

Note: This draft was approved in principle by the European Commission on 21 April 2021 and its formal adoption in all the official languages of the European Union took place on 4 June 2021 when all the language versions were made available.

20 November 2020