The application of the Espoo Convention to nuclear energy-related activities

The Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (the Espoo Convention) sets out the obligations to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of decision making. It also lays down the general obligation for parties to notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that are likely to have a significant adverse environmental impact across national borders. The purpose of the Espoo Convention is to enhance international co‑operation and allow environmentally sound decisions to be made, paying careful attention to minimising significant adverse impacts, particularly in a transboundary context.

See a complete article in the Nuclear Law Bulletin for information on the relevant provisions of the Espoo Convention applicable to nuclear energy-related activities.