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Die naturschutzrechtliche Eingriffsregelung im Klimawandel: Herausforderungen und Perspektiven

authored by
Tim Wenzel, Christina von Haaren, Hannah Marie Burmester

Climate change is a hot topic for environmental impact regulation. How the environment reacts to impacts is affected by changing climate conditions. In addition, necessary compensation measures must adapt to the effects of climate change in order to be effective. Science and nature conservation practice seek to understand these issues. A few publications discuss the implications for German impact mitigation regulation (Eingriffsregelung – EGR). However, there is no consistent concept about how to incorporate/consider climate change in the further development of EGR implementation. This review article summarizes existing approaches to cope with climate change in environmental impact compensation, describes strategies to put these approaches into practice in the EGR, and identifies needs for action and for research. The research shows that EGR can use approaches that determine uncertainties in the predicted effects of climate change on the environment. Also, practical methods for determining CO

2 emissions exist and can be used in impact management. Some methods exist that can project the effects of climate change onto compensation areas, but they need to be developed further. In the future, impact mitigation should be “climate proof”. New ways of legal and financial implementation need to be developed. We suggest funding the costs via a nationwide CO

2 tax. Federal states or municipalities are not solely responsible for paying for the collective costs of climate change.

Institute of Environmental Planning
Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung
28 - 35
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Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 13 - Climate Action
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