Environment policy plays a central role in the European Union. Current trends in the world and in the EU have put environmental policies in the legislative spotlight. Europe’s environment policy has to be carefully designed in order to ensure a good level of protection while minimising compliance costs. Given the comprehensive environmental legislative acquis, smart policy-making is a necessity if Europe is to reap the full economic and environmental benefits from its position.

These environmental challenges cannot be met without a flourishing industry that invests, innovates and develops the technologies, products and solutions of the future. European companies are market leaders in many of these emerging sectors and are committed to providing solutions.

BusinessEurope brings the cross-industry perspective on a range of environmental policies, such as water policy, environmental product policy, industrial emissions and the REACH regulation.


Leon de Graaf

+32 2 790 27 00

Cecilia Serrano-Piedecasas

Junior Adviser
+32 2 237 65 97
Last updated: 11 October 2019