EU environmental regulation, regardless of being one of the vital complete on this planet, continues to be not correctly carried out and enforced. Because of this, Europe’s setting is quickly deteriorating.
This lack of implementation is each an environmental and a socio-economic downside. Estimates put the price of poor implementation of EU environmental legal guidelines at round €50 billion a yr. It additionally erodes the rule of regulation and public belief in nationwide authorities and the EU.
Residents and NGOs have an important function to play to shut this implementation hole. To take action, they have to be allowed to problem lawbreaking in Courtroom. This proper is enshrined within the Aarhus Conference, which the EU, together with all its Member States, signed in 1998.
Greater than twenty years after the signature of this worldwide conference, what’s the entry to justice state of affairs in Europe?
To mirror on this matter, ClientEarth has the pleasure to ask you to its convention:
“Entry to justice in environmental issues: obstacles, impacts and methods ahead”
13 Could 2020.
This convention will probably be a chance to listen to from professionals coping with the problem from diversified views together with legal professionals, NGOs, nationwide and EU judges in addition to officers from the European Fee. The dialogue ought to allow us to be taught, share expertise, greatest practices and hurdles on entry to justice, and focus on attainable methods to beat them.
This occasion will properly shut our three-year venture funded by the European Fee LIFE programme. This venture was carried out with Justice & Atmosphere in 9 international locations, aiming to lift authorized professionals’ consciousness about entry to justice in environmental issues.
If you wish to attend this free convention, please ship an e mail together with your contact particulars and the identify of your organisation to cpineau@ clientearth.org
Extra data will observe shortly, so be in contact,
Head of Environmental Democracy
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