This briefing outlines the environmental legislation related to investments that have been designated as Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). Through this briefing we explain for a range of stakeholders – namely civil society organizations (CSOs), local municipalities and national authorities – what are the PCIs and why these audiences should ensure that these projects do not cause undue environmental damage.

The briefing aims to make clear how proper environmental streamlining should be carried out and to illustrate how environmental assessment procedures for these planned infrastructure projects can improve sustainability.

2014 PCI environmental mainstreaming title page

Streamlining environmental assessment procedures for Projects of Common Interest (PCIs)