The Environmental Liability Directive establishes a framework based on the ‘polluter pays’ principle to prevent and remedy environmental damage.
Commission services are currently evaluating the Directive to assess whether it is fit for purpose and identify any possible shortcomings, particularly in view of calls from the European Parliament and the European Court of Auditors to strengthen its application. The Commission has also commissioned the external contractor Bio Innovation Service to compile a study as part of the on-going evaluation process.
On 22 November 2022, the Commission, together with Bio Innovation Service are organising a workshop in Brussels to share Bio Innovations’s draft study findings with stakeholders and gather their feedback.
The workshop is open to environmental NGOs, industry representatives/operators (including small businesses), insurance and re-insurance sector companies, Member State representatives and other interested organisations.
The draft agenda is available below:
The event is organised as a physical meeting only. The number of participants is therefore limited to 60. The Commission services reserve the right to select participants on a first-come first serve basis while at the same time ensuring as many stakeholder categories are represented as possible.
Those wishing to attend the workshop are requested to pre-register using the registration form available here by 8 November 2022. Those selected to attend should receive confirmation by 10 November 2022.
For more information
- environmental protection
- Albert Borschette Conference CenterBrussels, Belgium