Ensuring Environmental Protection: Perspectives for improving environmental compliance assurance in Germany
Environmental law is only effective if people comply with it. In order to improve compliance assurance of (European) environmental law, an action plan has been adopted at European level. Studies show that compliance with environmental law must also be improved in Germany. Following-up on these ideas, the Ecologic Institute, in cooperation with its partners (GAF AG and Dr. Aron Buzogány), puts them into practice in the project "Legal and technical review of selected questions of compliance assurance at European and national level".
Within the project, the partners analyse ongoing activities of existing European networks in the area of compliance assurance (e.g. IMPEL). Furthermore, the project examines the potential of digitization, in particular the inclusion of geodata and the legal requirements for its use and develops specific support for practitioners.
The dialogue with practitioners and data law experts in three regional workshops and an expert exchange ensures that the recommendations are tailored to practicioners’ needs.