Industry presents EU green policy "manifesto"

Unice promotes voluntary agreements as "first choice instruments" for achieving "step change" in standards

European employers' association Unice today published a "manifesto" for future EU environmental policies, calling for voluntary agreements to be placed at their heart. The organisation described its document as the most comprehensive policy statement yet by EU business on the direction that environment policy should take.

Presenting the manifesto in Brussels today, Fabrizio d'Adda, chair of Unice's environment committee, called for "fundamental structural reforms" so that "command-and-control" style environmental policies are replaced with more flexible and innovative approaches to regulation.

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