Environment and Sustainability

Environmental protection is among the EU’s priorities, with multiple environmental action programmes conducted in order to set the framework for future action in the areas of environment policy. The European bodies work under the principles of precaution, prevention and rectifying pollution at source, as well as on the ‘polluter pays’ principle (Kurrer, 2021). In the mission to protect the environment, each sector must take action as they all act as stakeholder in this urgent issue.

Sustainable development integrates both an immediate and a long-term vision, with clear objectives, local and global action both for the present generation and for the future ones. Sustainable development treats social, economic, and environmental issues as inseparable and interdependent components of human progress, according to the European Commission.

Sources: European Commision, Kurrer, C., 2021. Environment policy: general principles and basic framework