1.7 Significance of transnational and trans-border aspects

In relation to the Brundtland Commission and the subsequent Agenda 21, transnational recommendations are adopted and integrated in national environmental policies, laws and regulations. In ordinary planning procedures neighboring countries will be involved if the plans or projects concerned might engender negative impacts and require the use of environmental impact assessments to clarify procedures for handling the subsequent planning and implementation.

Plans and projects that can have significant negative effects in another country will require environmental impact assessment. The state or states in question shall be notified and given the opportunity to participate in the planning or the environmental impact assessment process.