Sustainability & Environment
Sustainability and environmental issues cut across every industry sector but some more than others such as transport, chemicals and energy. The European Union is considered to have the most extensive environmental laws of any international organisation. EU environmental policy has significant effects on those of its member states and internationally. The new European Green Deal is as audacious as anything ever announced by the European Commission. Coming just 11 days after Ursula von der Leyen took office as Commission President, its scope is colossal. Already, the European Union’s environmental legislation addresses issues such as acid rain, the thinning of the ozone layer, air quality, noise pollution, waste and water pollution, and sustainable energy. The Institute for European Environmental Policy estimates the body of EU environmental law amounts to well over 500 Directives, Regulations and Decisions.
As sustainability and environmental issues concern so many clients, every firm has touched on this area to a less or greater extent. However, the following firms stand out in Brussels.