Investment in environmental protection stabilised in 2013
In 2013, industrial firms employing 20 or more people allocated 1.7 billion Euros to investment or research into environmental protection. The energy production and chemical sectors, whose activities are likely to impact upon the environment, account for almost half of this spending. Over a third of this total investment is devoted to improving air quality or limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, 3.3 billion Euros of current expenditure is allocated to environmental protection measures.