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Gabriella86 Nov 25, 2017 12:06 PM
Hello, my name is Gabriella and I’m a PhD student of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Ecology in Corvinus University of Budapest. My theory is to examine economic/social benefits of green roofs. That’s why I would like to examine the change of green roofs regulations/laws/incentives of members of European Union and its impact to/of green roof tendencies. I would like to ask for your help how and where can I find these regulations/laws/incentives easily.
Thanks for your help!
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EEA Nov 27, 2017 10:21 AM
Dear Gabriella,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The EEA produces reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe in its attempt to improve the environment and move towards sustainability in Europe.

Please be aware that European environmental legislation is beyond the EEA’s working remit. The EEA neither sets nor enforces environmental policies.

For additional information about the activities of the agency, please see the following website: http://www.eea.europa.eu/.

It is the EU Commission, which has the responsibility of making new legislative proposals. These proposals are then adopted by the Council and the Parliament, and implemented in the Member States by the national authorities. The Commission has the responsibility of overseeing that Member States act in accordance with EU law. The role of the EEA is simply to supply all parties concerned with relevant environmental information.

The “Summaries of EU legislation” website presents the main aspects of EU legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. You can find the section on environmental legislation at: http://europa.eu/[…]/index_en.htm.

If you wish to follow developments of pending legislation, you can access the Legislative Observatory at: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/home/home.do.

The European Commission is divided into 36 Directorate Generals (DGs). The Directorate General for the Environment (DG Environment) is the branch of the Commission responsible for European environmental policy and legislation. The homepage of the DG Environment is located at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/.

If the above mentioned websites do not provide you with sufficient information, you may also contact DG Environment directly. Relevant contact details can be viewed at:

Since the individual countries are responsible for implementing EU policies, you may find it useful to contact the responsible national authorities in the countries of your interest. For practical examples on how EU legislation is implemented into national law, I suggest that you contact the national authorities in the countries of your interest. Relevant contact links to European national authorities can be obtained at: http://www.asser.nl/eel/national-pages/.

Kind regards