The law outlines the principles for the protection, preservation and conservation of the environment and use of natural resources. It requires all actitivities or undertakings with immediate or long term effects on the environment to be analyzed in advance. It also provides for mandatory Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for all undertakings. Environmental licences are issued based on the outcome of EIA. Renewable energy projects are subjected to the provisions of the General Environmental Law as matter of national requirement for obtaining authorization and permits.