The main role of the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG) is to initiate and define new environmental legislation and to ensure that agreed measures are put into practice in the EU Member States.
To enable EU citizens to live well, within the planet's ecological limits, based on an innovative, circular economy, where biodiversity is protected, valued and restored and environment-related health risks are minimized in ways to enhance our society's resilience, and where growth has been decoupled from resource use.
A listing of our publications and information on how to order them can be found on the Publications page (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/pubs_en.htm).
If you have a general question regarding the European Union, you may use the single EUROPE DIRECT (http://ec.europa.eu/europedirect/index_en.htm) Freephone Number 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 from anywhere in the 27 Member States and reach an operator who speaks your language, or submit your question to the EUROPE DIRECT mailbox (http://ec.europa.eu/europedirect/write_to_us/mailbox/index_en.htm).
Specific questions should be submitted to the contact points indicated on the pages covering the subject. In case you do not find what you are looking for, an electronic form (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/contact/form_en.htm) for information/documentation requests is at your disposal.
You may also send your request by postal mail to:
B - 1049 Brussels
For more information about the state and trends of Europe's environment, you may contact the European Environment Agency: http://www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/address.html.
Contacts for the Press (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/communication/services/journalist/pressroom_area_en.htm)