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This webinar provides an overview of the legal framework that applies to individuals and NGOs seeking to enforce the Industrial Emissions Directive in national courts. It focuses in particular on litigation directed at coal-fired power plants, with a case example from Bulgaria.
Sam Bright, Energy lawyer, Coal lead, ClientEarth
Dominique Doyle, Energy lawyer, ClientEarthRegina Stoilova, Za Zemiata – Friends of the Earth Bulgaria
Presentation 1 - Introduction to the Industrial Emissions Directive and the applicable access to justice framework (20 minutes)
• Brief introduction to the access to justice obligations in the Aarhus Convention and their implementation in EU law under the Industrial Emissions Directive;• Main access to justice issues related to the Directive.
Presentation 2 - Case study –Litigation concerning the Maritsa East 2 coal-fired power plant in Bulgaria (30 minutes)