Strategic Environmental Assessment Study of the Strategy for the Development of River Transport in the Republic of Croatia for the period 2022 to 2032 

Project name: Development of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Study of the Strategy for the Development of River Transport in the Republic of Croatia for the period 2022 to 2032

Client: Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure
Period: 11/2019 – 08/2022
Location: Croatia


The strategic Environmental Assessment includes the development of Strategic Impact Assessment study including the following content:

  • an outline of the contents and main objectives of the Strategy for the Development of River Transport in the Republic of Croatia for the period 2022 to 2032 (Strategy)
  • the relevant aspects of the current state of the environment and the likely evolution thereof without the implementation of the Strategy;
  • the environmental characteristics of the areas and the existing environmental problems that are relevant to the spatial plan
  • the environmental protection objectives, established upon conclusion of international treaties and agreements, that are relevant to the Strategy
  • the likely significant effects on the environment of Strategy’s goals: SC1. Increasing the competitiveness and encouraging sustainable development of the inland navigation sector; SC2. Development of infrastructure and increase of navigability in inland navigation
  • the environmental protection measures (mitigation measures)
  • a description of the envisaged monitoring program

The Strategic Study also included the Appropriate Assessment for the Ecological Network that contains:

  • description of the ecological network that could be affected by the implementation of the Strategy and a cartographic representation of the ecological network area
  • description of the potential significant impacts of the implementation of the Strategy on the ecological network
  • proposal of measures to mitigate the negative impacts of implementation on the ecological network
  • final assessment of the eligibility of the Strategy for the ecological network using the proposed mitigation measures

Strategic assessment procedure includes amendments and improvements of the study recommended by committee, evaluation of the study’s completeness and expertness by the committee, public participation and presentation and meetings with all relevant stakeholders.

Implementation of this project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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