Advice on EU biodiversity liability published

Restoration, compensation cases should be based on citizens' "stated preferences" says report

A forthcoming EU law proposal on environmental liability should emphasise citizen involvement in deciding on restoration or compensation following instances of damage to biodiversity, concludes a consultancy report published yesterday by the European Commission.

Written by two British consultancies, the report presents a seven-step system that could be used to decide what type of restoration or compensation should be undertaken in specific cases and what to do if costs are "excessive".

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