Anca Gurzu of Cipher News writes on how slow permitting processes put climate goals at risk.
- After undergoing a regulatory review process that lasted eight years, a Dutch renewable energy developer had his permit denied because the government chose to make the land that the energy project would have been on into a protected area.
- Inefficiency and bureaucracy in the environmental review process delay essential projects that are needed to reduce emissions.
- If the world wants to meaningfully address climate change, then governments must make environmental permitting and review more efficient and transparent.
Read the full article here.