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What Brexit could mean for the next 40 years of EU environmental policy and Ireland

Speech given by Nigel Haigh, Honorary Fellow of Institute for European Environmental Policy, at the Environment Ireland Conference 2018 The EU has achieved the following in the 40 years of its environmental policy: - promoted economies of scale.  States have learnt from each other's policies,  informed by data on  the  environment from the European Environment Agency (EEA). - created EU w...
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EC issues guidance documents on energy transmission infrastructure and hydropower

As part of the "EU Action plan for nature, people and the economy", the European Commission has issued two guidance documents on energy transmission infrastructure and hydropower, explaining the steps that need to be taken under EU nature legislation when such energy projects are prepared. They aim to improve the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives on the ground while ens...
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