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Integration of the Environmental Dimension in the Development Planning through Environmental Licensing.-Basic aspects, new institutional framework, practical applications.

Volos 21/3/2017

Alexander Koulidi’s lecture analyses the way in which the environmental dimension is integrated in the development planning through environmental licensing. The main aspects include concepts such as the adequacy of preventive action, the humanistic basis of environmental protection and the balancing character of environmental licensing. Then, the new institutional framework is analysed, with reference both to the origins of EU law and to mapping procedures applicable in practice. The content of environmental studies and the critical points of each chapter are also reviewed. Τhe lecture concludes with the presentation of practical environmental permit cases of major projects, which analyses the challenges that arise during the process, the requirements of the individual scientific issues and, finally, the practical results of the process.