Environment and Climate Change
What is chapter 27?
The chapters are EU policies divided in specific area of regulation by EU acquis that each country aspiring for EU negotiations should meet chapter’s specific objectives and standards. There are 35 chapters out of each Chapter 27 is for Environment and Climate change where EU environmental policy is shaped.
EU environment policy aims to promote sustainable development and protect the environment for present and future generations. It is based on preventive action, the polluter pays principle, fighting environmental damage at source, shared responsibility and the integration of environmental protection into other EU policies. The EU acquis comprises over 200 legal acts, for negotiations purposes grouped into 73 main legal acts (directives and regulations) under Chapter 27 – Environment and Climate Change and covering horizontal legislation, water and air quality, waste management, nature protection, industrial pollution control and risk management, chemicals, noise and climate change.