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How to Improve Financial Security in the Context of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)?

How to Improve Financial Security in the Context of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)?

Timeloc
15 October 2019
Brussels
Belgium

On 15 October 2019 the experts' workshop within the context of the project "Improving Financial Security in the Context of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)" will take place in Brussels.

The workshop will first offer an overview of the current situation of financial security for ELD liabilities in the Member States. The project team will then present options for financial security, which will be discussed in a World Café session in the afternoon, thus offering a chance for debate and exchange of ideas.

The project, which started in December 2018, examines and analyses aspects of financial security and insurance markets for ELD and other environmental liabilities. To this end, the project team is implementing the following tasks:

  • Explored the state of financial security for ELD and other environmental  liabilities in all Member States
  • Outlined the developments in financial security at EU level during the last 10 years
  • Investigated and formulated the most promising and appropriate financial security options

The above findings and analysis will be presented in the upcoming ELD study, which will be accompanied by report describing the situation in each of the individual Member States (Member State reports).

The project’s success depends in large part on information and facts from ELD stakeholders and experts. Therefore, the workshop has been designed to gain feedback and input. In addition, the project team is sharing available drafts of the Member State reports with participants to gather additional information and facts that will be used to finalise the Member State reports.

More information about the Environmental Liability Directive can be found at the  website of the European Commission.


Funding
European Commission, Directorate-General Environment (DG Environment)
Organizer
Partner
Maastricht University, Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO), Netherlands
University of Catania (UniCT), Italy
Stevens & Bolton LLP, United Kingdom
Stephen Stec, United States
Date
15 October 2019
Location
Brussels, Belgium
Language
English
Number of Participants
50
Project ID
2618-03
Keywords
Environmental Liability, Insurance, Financial Security, Environmental Damage, Policy Assessment, Questionnaires, Europe