‘Challenge accepted?’ is part of a series of reports published under the Implement for LIFE (IFL) project. This first report focuses on Access to Justice and how barriers to it can affect the way EU environmental laws are followed in the Member States.
NGOs on the ground are in a key position and often have crucial knowledge needed to inform authorities of the good and bad examples of EU environmental law implementation. Therefore, the objective of the IFL project is to empower NGOs, provide information, support and call to participate in the implementation process at national level.
In exploring the barriers to access to justice, the report highlights how they directly affect the quality of EU legislation on water, air, nature, waste and circular economy and climate change at national level.