Reconsidering the habitats assessment : the compatibility of the habitats assessment with green infrastructure

Kistenkas, F.H.


Traditional understandings of the Natura 2000 habitats assessment may not be fully compatible with modern sustainability and EU Green Infrastructure demands. One criterion testing might obstruct such a green infrastructure and its sustainable multi-functionality. Also given the latest judgement of the European Court of Justice on the Galway bypass, a rethinking of the habitats assessment legislation might be needed.