The Environmental Liability Directive: Legal Background and Requirements

  • Edward H. P. Brans


The objective of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) is to provide a common framework for preventing and remediating certain forms of environmental damage. It complements existing ex ante European Union nature conservation regimes such as the Habitats, Wild Birds, and Water Framework Directives and provides guidance on how to assess damage to protected natural habitats and species. This chapter provides a legal analysis of the ELD.


Legal analysis Environmental liability directive Habitats directive Wild birds directive Water framework directive Damage assessment Standing  Public natural resources  


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pels Rijcken & Droogleever FortuijnThe HagueThe Netherlands

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