Modernising competition law: European agencies look to address sustainability gap

Promoting sustainability, including environmental objectives such as fighting climate change, has not traditionally been a core function of competition law enforcement. There is a growing view that competition law has even had a chilling effect on potential sustainability initiatives of businesses and has therefore been part of the problem rather than the solution. But this may be set to change.

This article gives an overview of recent policy statements and proposals in Europe to adapt competition law enforcement to ensure it contributes to, rather than hinders, sustainability.


This material is provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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