Legal briefing: Legal obligation for public participation during the updating of the NECPs

Types: Briefing
Published: 2 March 2023
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This paper describes what international and EU law requires Member States do so to ensure effective public participation during the NECP revision process. It covers legal duties –

  • under Article 10 of the Governance Regulation and in line with the Aarhus Convention; and
  • with respect to multilevel climate and energy dialogues (MCEDs) under Article 11 of the Governance Regulation,

concerning the update of the 2021-2030 national energy and climate plans (NECPs).

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