The Portuguese Environmental Simplex Implications on infrastructure projects (energy in particular)

March 2023

Decree-Law 11/2023 of 10 February amended the main Portuguese legal frameworks on environmental, water and waste. The key objective is to simplify environmental licencing in order to reduce obstacles to business activities without compromising the environment.

Modifications established by Decree-Law 11/2023 entered into force, in general, on 1 March 2023 and are applicable to ongoing procedures, except for the new legal regimes on the Single Environmental Report and the certification of tacit approvals, which enter into force on 1 January 2024.

This presentation prepared by our #Energy and #NaturalResources team summarises the main (but not all) changes introduced by Decree-Law 11/2023 and with focuses specifically on changes relevant to infrastructure and energy projects.

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