.g. specific aspects of nature conservation, air pollution control or trafficnoise.
By contrast, in German environmental administration many tasks have been devolved to local agencies and specialized higher level agencies abolished over the last decades.
State environmental agencies and
). Accordingly, they can be compensated in different ways.
These questions are particularly relevant in Slovenia. For the last fifteen years, the courts have heard thousands of claims against the state due to trafficnoise from public roads and railroads. Hundreds of new claims have been filed recently
road traﬃc which is not really surprising. 14 Road traﬃcnoise is followed by neighbourhood noise, noise of 10) See table in the annex to the Decision of the Commission of . December , OJ L , p. . 11) E.g. Art. and of the Directive //EC of the European Parliament and of the
Commission intended to propose legislation on further noise reductions and made an impact assessment. 24 The impact assessment report (hereafter: the Report) declared that this reduction was to be reached by replacing the existing, inadequate methods for measuring road trafficnoise by a new test method
question, particularly with regard to the level of risk potentially involved ”.
In this context, different noise cases have been brought before the ECtHR, such as air traffic and aircraft noise, neighbouring noise, road trafficnoise, rail traffic, wind turbines and wind energy farms, and
higher than that in Tokyo, even though Tokyo has fifteen times more cars than Beijing. 33 Trafficnoise in Shanghai and Tianjin is now worse than that in New York, London, Rome, or Tokyo where traffic is heavier. The Chinese have explained this phenomenon by stating that the higher levels of noise result
decide to take legal action: i) An inhabitant of the residential area who is afraid of unbearable trafficnoise and air pollu- tion. 2) One of the municipalities which has divergent project plans for its territory. 3) The national environment agency which is of the opinion that the motorway will