A new networking activity with the EcoLex LIFE project just started.
Project EcoLex Life is aiming to raise awareness on the Environmental Liability Directive 2004/35/EC (ELD). ELD was designed to reduce damage to natural resources (protected species and natural habitats, water and land). It sets out an environmental liability framework to prevent damage or to restore it to pre-damage (baseline) condition where the damage has been caused by an occupational activity, based on the »polluter-pays« principle.
The results of the analysis conducted by the project EcoLex Life have revealed shortcomings as regards the implementation of the ELD in Slovenia. National legislation has had a limited effect on preventing and remedying environmental damage as there is a lack of awareness and training among enterprises (especially for SMEs) and national authorities responsible for the enforcement of environmental liability requirements.
Project EcoLex Life has created an online platform with four interconnected tools. Its main objective is to provide operators with tools for identifying and managing their risks of causing environmental damage. EcoLex tools are complemented by workshops, which each addresses a specific environmental area.
Visit our site at: ecolexlife.si