The European Union is at the forefront of commitments to ensure protection of the environment worldwide.
The Court of Justice of the European Union, as an institution, attaches great importance to this question and has decided to commit itself to that endeavour with vigour and conviction by using the Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). On 15 December 2016, Ms Dieschbourg, Luxembourg’s Minister for the Environment, confirmed the Court’s EMAS registration.
You will find the key EMAS documents below. These documents, which are presented in French, are available to the public:
The Environmental Policy sets out the Court’s general environmental principles and goals.
The Environmental Statement is a document intended for the public and for any other interested party, in which the Court presents its activities, their impact on the environment, the commitments made to improving environmental performance and the efforts made in that regard.
Within the framework of EMAS, the Court of Justice of the European Union prepared an initial diagnostic report, the first being for the year 2010, of the greenhouse gas emissions resulting fromits activities. The carbon balance is updated regularly.
In order to improve the energy performance of buildings, reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings sector, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg applies legislation on the energy performance of buildings.
It constitute a legal basis. The energy performance certificate, also called ‘energy passport’, is a quality label for the energy performance of buildings.