Under the auspices of The Access Initiative, the questionnaire researching the legislative and practical implementation of the Aarhus Convention has been designed. The research was conducted in 5 pilot countries (Armenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, UK, Ukraine) under the coordination of EMLA. The outcomes of the research will soon be available on TAI‘s website.
Upon the commission by the World Resources Institute, EMLA coordinated and partly undertook a research covering 31 countries. The analysis tried to uncover national regulatory frameworks concerning the prohibition of use of lead in paints and varnishes.
By the support of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, EMLA analyzed the connections and coherence of sustainable development, environmental and energy related plans of Hungary. We also evaluated and scored how they integrate the principle of sustainable development.
Conformity checking for Milieu Ltd. of measures done by Hungary to transpose EU directives in the sector of the environment. Legal research and comparative analysis on the national transposition of different directives of the EU.
Legal research on the main differences between the newest version of the EIA Directive (Directive 2011/92/EU amended by the Directive 2014/52/EU) and the former EU EIA legislation (Directive 85/337/EEC) for Zelena Akcija. The research mainly focused on the new elements added by the Directive 2014/52/EU in the context of campaigning on coal power plants and other energy sector projects in the countries of the Energy Community
Legal consultancy in the project: “Analysis of the manuals of procedures for the permit granting process applicable to projects of common interest (PCIs) prepared under Article 9 of TEN-E Regulation No. 347/2013” for Milieu Ltd. Analysis of the Hungarian PCI manual of procedure and the respective national legal background.
Legal consultancy in the project: “Assessment of impact of storm water overflows from combined and separate waste water collecting systems on water bodies (including the marine environment) in the 28 EU Member States” for Milieu Ltd. Research on the Hungarian legal background of water quality protection, on the occurrence of unusual weather conditions involving heavy rainfalls and collection of the experiences of the national sewage network operators.
EMLA gave legal advice to Greenpeace Croatia in order to support their campaign’s success against the Croatian Government’s plans to start exploration and exploitation drillings for oil in the Adriatic Sea.
By the support of the Norwegian Grant NGO Fund EMLA provides legal advice in strategic environmental cases to Hungarian civil society organizations in addition to helping the cooperation of citizens and NGOs and the improvement of the civil sector in Hungary.