South-East European Platform to Beat Pollution (SEEPP)

Rule of Law

05/10/2021 10:00 - 20:53

About the webinar

This regional exchange webinar under the ‘Innovative Solutions to Pollution in South East and Southern Europe’ was organized in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme.

This event focused on the implementation and enforcement of the polluter pays principle. The polluter pays principle shall be considered an overarching principle of environmental responsibility, which underpins most of the EU legislation dealing with pollution prevention and control, as well as environmental restoration to:

  • Prevent - Covering pollution and damage prevention and control measures, Environmental Due Diligence (EDD);
  • Clean up and restoration costs - Covering liability, clean up and restoration costs of damage to the environment
  • Promote the reduction of pollution at source: Life cycle assessment (LCA) of products and services, Extended Producer Responsibility