The following is a list of environmental related legislation documents and weblinks that are currently available on Lean Business Ireland.
The Commission proposes that the European Union and its Member States adopt a coordinated approach at international level to guarantee effective protection of whales, mainly by opposing commercial whaling.
Water suitable for fish-breeding [archived]
Directive 2006/44/EC lays down quality criteria applying to water-courses and lakes. Compliance with these criteria is essential in order to maintain or improve water quality and to safeguard fresh water fish species
Water – Helsinki Convention: preventing pollution in international watercourses and lakes
With this decision, the EU joins the Convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses* and international lakes. This is known as the Helsinki convention, as it was signed there in 1992.
Water – Helsinki Convention on the protection of the Baltic Sea
The 1974 Helsinki Convention aims to help reduce pollution in the area around the Baltic Sea.
Water – Convention for the Protection of the Rhine
The Convention is designed to preserve and improve the ecosystem of the Rhine. This Decision seeks to strengthen cooperation between the Community and the Rhine riparian States.
Water – Civil liability for oil pollution damage: Bunkers Convention
It authorises EU countries to sign, ratify or accede to the 2001 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (Bunkers Convention).
Water – Barcelona Convention for the protection of the Mediterranean
The Barcelona Convention of 1976, amended in 1995, and the Protocols drawn up in line with this Convention aim to protect and improve the marine and coastal environment in the Mediterranean, whilst promoting regional and national plans contributing to sustainable development.
This European Union (EU) law permits the gathering of regular and comparable data on waste in EU countries and their transmission to Eurostat, the EU's statistics office.
• The statistics collected allow EU waste policy implementation to be monitored and evaluated.