There are a number of European policies aimed at controlling pollution from different sources, but Member States have experienced many challenges in implementing this legislation. IEEP has been extensively involved in much of the research to influence these developments. We were at the forefront of the debate that led to the birth of integrated pollution control at EU level and have continued to examine its implementation, support its review and study possible changes to its provisions.

Some European pollution policies are specific to individual types of plant or activities (e.g. combustion plants, incinerators), while the Industrial Emissions Directive has established a more comprehensive approach to the environmental management of a wide range of industrial activities.

IEEP has undertaken studies on the implementation of EU pollution control legislation and examined options for its revision. In particular we have examined issues of regulatory burden and policy coherence with other areas of EU law such as water legislation. Examples of our work are given below.

Regarding work in this area please contact: Andrew Farmer