Force firms to insure against their green impact, auditors say

Companies should be required to insure against any environmental damage they may cause, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said on Monday as it released a report showing taxpayers are all too often left to foot the bill.

by Robert Hodgson
A rower on eutrophicated water in Toulouse, France. The EU auditors have urged member states to force companies to insure against damage to the environment such as water pollution. Photo: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A rower on eutrophicated water in Toulouse, France. The EU auditors have urged member states to force companies to insure against damage to the environment such as water pollution. Photo: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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