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The EU has some of the highest environmental standards in the world. Environmental policy aims to protect the EU’s natural capital, turn the EU into a green, resource-efficient economy, and safeguard EU citizens from environment-related pressures and risks to health and wellbeing.

To ensure that unnecessary costs are removed and rules are as effective and efficient as possible, since 2015 under REFIT, 22 initiatives have been adopted and 4 are pending adoption. Moreover, 23 evaluations have been finalised and 7 are ongoing.

Initiatives in the area of environment

1. Natura 2000 / EU nature legislation
2. The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030
3. Wild animals in zoos
4. Protection of animals used for scientific purposes
5. Marine environment policy
6. Water Framework Directive
7. Drinking water Directive
8. Bathing water
9. Urban waste water treatment Directive
11. Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from petrol storage and distribution (Stage I and Stage II - Petrol Vapour Recovery)
13. Waste policy
14. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
15. Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)
16. Batteries and accumulators Directive
17. Shipments of waste (Regulation (EC) 1013/2006)
18. Export for recovery of non-hazardous waste
19. End-of-life Vehicles
20. Industrial Emissions Directive
21. European Pollutant release and Transfer register (EPRTR)
22. Revision of EU Ambient Air Quality Legislation
23. Environmental impact assessment (EIA)
24. Strategic environmental assessment
25. Environmental liability
26. Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Pilot Program
27. Infrastructure for spatial information (INSPIRE)
28. EMAS and EU Eco-label
29. Environmental noise
30. LIFE Programme
31. Environmental reporting initiative
32. Environmental compliance assurance
33. Access to justice in the area of environment
34. EU regulation against deforestation and forest-degradation
35. Packaging and packaging waste
36. Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation