Legal Toolkit on how to protect rivers from hydropower development released


We are happy to present the Legal Toolkit which provides guidance to activists and civil society organisations in navigating the possibilities for legal actions in river protection.

The author, renowned Environmental and Energy Lawyer Malgorzata Smolak, offers readers with or without legal background an easy, accessible overview of the most relevant international laws and EU environmental regulations, which can be used to legally challenge new hydropower plants.

Read the “Toolkit on the use of EU and international environmental law to protect rivers from hydropower development” online or download the PDF.

The toolkit will be presented on 29 April (2-4 pm CET) in a webinar co-hosted by EuroNatur, Wetlands International Europe, Riverwatch and Client Earth. We will be happy to answer your questions and receive feedback on the toolkit. There will also be an opportunity for activists and NGOs to share and discuss their experiences with legal fights against hydropower projects! Registration is possible here!

The Legal Toolkit is a product of the Lawyers for Rivers Initiative launched in 2018 by EuroNatur, GEOTA, Riverwatch, Wetlands International European Association and WWF Adria.

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