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General Part of the Environmental Code Act (2011)

Country/Territory
Estonia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2011 (2018)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Water
Keyword
Environmental standards Public health Cultural heritage Sustainable development Biodiversity Resource/damage valuation Human rights Access-to-information Access-to-justice Public participation Authorization/permit Monitoring Liability/compensation Basic legislation Framework law Governance Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Pollution control EIA Environmental planning Freshwater resources management Water rights Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

The Act determines general principles for environmental protection in Estonia. Its purpose is to ensure the reduction of environmental nuisances to the maximum extent possible in order to protect the environment, human health, well-being, property and cultural heritage; the promotion of sustainable development in order to secure an environment that meets the human health and well-being needs of the present generation and future generations; the preservation and protection of natural diversity; t

Full text
English
Website
www.riigiteataja.ee

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC

Legislation | European Union | 2003

Keyword: Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Governance, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-justice, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: EIA, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive (EU) 2015/2193 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Emissions, Environmental standards, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2003 | Repealed

Keyword: Environmental planning, Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Access-to-justice, Governance, Public participation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX