May 03, 2010
Local & regional authorities' role in future environmental policy
The Irish Regions Brussels Office recently attended a seminar debating the role of local and regional authorities in future environmental policy. This event was part of the research feeding into a current Committee of the Regions (CoR) Outlook Opinion on this issue.
Input from practitioners dealing with the effects of EU environmental policy is being sought by the rapporteur. As well as general thoughts about what works well and what doesn't in environmental governance, an emphasis is being placed on examples of how environmental legislation:
* can have unintended and unhelpful consequences;
* is frequently infringed/faces substantial challenges in enforcement;
* generates economic benefit as well as preventing environmental harm.
Member States' performance in involving local and regional authorities in the different phases of the policy-cycle is a further aspect under consideration.
Deadline for input: 21 May
Background to last month's seminar
Contact the IRO office for a copy of the current working document.
Posted by iroronan at May 3, 2010 01:38 PM
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