EIA Directive – Revised text approved by MEPs
Members of the European parliament’s environment committee have voted overwhelmingly in favour of passing the compromise text into law
- Following negations between the European commission, parliament and member states in November and December, amendments were made to the commission’s proposed new EIA Directive.
- On 12 February, members of the parliamentary environment committee voted in favour of adopting the text. The revised EIA Directive will introduce new requirements on developers to consider impacts on biodiversity and climate change in scoping EIAs.
- It also requires developers to produce screening reports for annex 2 applications above national thresholds and that competent experts undertake EIA.