Some of the projects in the Fund’s pipeline would be considered to be Annex I or Annex II (screened in) of the EIA Directive 85/337/EC (as amended), thus requiring a full EIA, and some might have an impact on Natura 2000 sites, in which case the requirements of the Habitats Directive 1992/43/EC and Birds Directive 79/409/EEC will apply. The promoter’s capacity and procedures will be assessed to ensure compliance with national and European environmental and biodiversity regulations as well as its capacity to support the Bank's Public Disclosure Policy, which aims at facilitating access by the public to environmentally relevant information.
The Fund’s investment guidelines will be required to ensure that procurement procedures applied by the underlying investments financed by the Fund are in line with the provisions of the EU Procurement Directives.
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).
The EIB is committed to open communication and encourages constructive stakeholder input regarding its activities. Enquiries and comments concerning the EIB’s involvement in a project or the financing facilities, activities, organisation and objectives of the EIB, can be sent to the EIB Infodesk.
The EIB is committed to achieving the highest possible level of transparency. The EIB Transparency Policy sets out how the EIB discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations.