This European Union Environmental Liability Directive Practice Exchange website was developed in 2009 by the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group, in cooperation with EU Government Authorities and others, in order to facilitate communication among diverse practitioners working on the ELD and related legal, scientific and economic practice issues.
The ELD, which has been implemented in all 27 Member States, imposes liability for damage to natural habitats and species protected at Community and national levels, surface and ground waters covered by the Water Framework Directive and land. This website is intended to serve as a focal point for exchanging information on a variety of ELD-related practice issues and activities.
This website is intended for use by diverse practitioners engaged in implementation of the European Union (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) and related matters -- including the European Commission, Member State authorities, industrial companies and associations, professional organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, academics and practicing attorneys, scientists, economics and others -- and we invite contributions to this website. Documents, presentations and other information of potential interest to the broad practitioner community may be sent to info@NRDonline.org for posting on this site.
Note: A similar website related to natural resource damages and associated issues under US laws can be found at www.nrdarpracticeexchange.com.