Public expectations and EU policies - Environmental protection

30-06-2016

Two thirds of EU citizens express support for increased EU action on environmental protection. EU policy aims to move towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy, to safeguard biodiversity and to protect human health through legislation on air, chemicals, climate, nature, waste and water. While the EU budget represents an important and growing source of investment, Member States are responsible for financing and implementing environmental protection measures, and some implementation gaps remain.

Two thirds of EU citizens express support for increased EU action on environmental protection. EU policy aims to move towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy, to safeguard biodiversity and to protect human health through legislation on air, chemicals, climate, nature, waste and water. While the EU budget represents an important and growing source of investment, Member States are responsible for financing and implementing environmental protection measures, and some implementation gaps remain.