In September 2015, the United Nations adopted a resolution on “Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development”. This resolution established 17 sustainable development goals and overall 169 targets to be reached by 2030.
The Commission has clarified its new strategy to only open infringement proceedings where they align with its policy priorities
Following the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee’s findings that the EU is in breach of the access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention, the EU Council adopted a decision to merely “take note” of the findings, rather than endorse them,
The Court of Justice has ruled that a national law requiring a landowner to pay a pecuniary fine for the incineration of waste on his land that he did not know about is compatible with EU law.
The Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) carried out following the realisation of the project in question is compatible with EU law in the situation where the authorities and the constructors acted in good faith.