New legislation may impact the most preserved Romanian nature
In a statement WWF-Romania says:
“Considering the possible negative impact of such new legislation on the integrity of protected natural areas, we consider that it is imperative to amend the draft law so as to ensure that damage is avoided and where this is impossible, minimized. To that aim, environmental impact studies must be conducted with full public participation prior to project implementation, which determine the best environmental option.
We recognize the right of local communities to sustainable development, which may imply unavoidable infrastructure measures. We also appreciate the need to reduce costs and simplify the procedures when making these investments, but we also have to ensure that treaties and conventions are respected to which Romania is a signatory, including the transposition of the two EU nature directives.
We will closely follow the evolution of this initiative, constructively engaging to ensure compliance with the provisions on protected areas and forests.”