Projects

Land planning and Natura 2000

LOCATION
EU
DATE
2015
CONTACT
EU Commision
DESCRIPTION

Euromines has been working for years on the EU Regulation Natura 2000 (original Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) and its compatibility with the extractive industry.

In 2015 the Commission developed a guidance (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/207 of 20 January 2015) which clearly lays down the rules for implementing the Natura 2000 protection areas. Together with ICMM Euromines issued a guidance note on land planning . In addition Euromines issued a guide on the European guidance note to assist Member States and industry how to implement the directive and facilitate permitting.