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2 February 2017

Lack of scrutiny over future developments’ impact on protected areas

Required procedures for assessing the potential negative environmental impacts of future developments on protected areas in Europe are too often not carried out properly – and in some cases are being bypassed altogether. This malpractice is one of the factors contributing to the continued degradation of Europe’s valuable natural heritage.

This evaluation was made in a study carried out by the NGO Justice and Environment.

Justice and Environment has called on the European Commission to address the main shortcomings in the way these assessments are carried out as it prepares its proposal on how to better implement EU nature protection laws over the next couple of months. CEEweb for Biodiversity supported this call together with the European Environmental Bureau and ClientEarth.

For more information, read our full joint statement here.