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IMPEL Launches First e-Newsletter

15 Apr 2014

IMPEL is happy to announce the launch of its first e-Newsletter. This edition contains a word of welcome by the Chair of IMPEL, Mr John Seager, references to recently adopted project reports and an overview of our work for 2014. Further it contains a link to our new brochure and highlights some of IMPEL’s ongoing [...]...
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Webinar Demonstrating the Idepend Tool

09 Apr 2014

iDepend – Decision support for Environmental Regulators Environmental policy makers and regulators use a range of ‘interventions’ (for example permits, advice and guidance, prosecution) which they expect will result in good environmental performance by business: compliance at least and hopefully environmental objectives being met. Traditional regulation of business has achieved great environmental improvements but is not always [...]...
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New Report Sheds Light on Wide Ranging Benefits of EU Waste Policy

08 Apr 2014

An ambitious waste policy in Europe would help create more jobs by 2025 than the European Commission claims would be generated from its trade agreement with the US, according to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau. ‘Advancing Resource Efficiency in Europe’ points to the potential of creating 750,000 new jobs by 2025, and [...]...
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REACH Enforcement Forum Discusses Registration Failings

01 Apr 2014

Helsinki, 28 March 2014 – During its seventeenth plenary meeting, held 25-27 March in Helsinki, members of the REACH Enforcement Forum* discussed the draft report of the first phase of the Forum’s third coordinated enforcement project (REF-3). This project focuses on checking the registration obligations of manufacturers, importers and only representatives in close cooperation with [...]...
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Outcomes THEMIS Third Executive Committee Meeting

28 Mar 2014

The 3rd THEMIS Executive Committee meeting took place on 12 and13 March 2014 in Skopje, Macedonia. The Themis Network is a regional cooperation initiative between the environmental law enforcement units of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, including parts of the judiciary system. The aim is to [...]...
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First e-learning tool launched to prevent illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and waste

27 Mar 2014

LYON, France – The first e-learning module aimed at helping law enforcement officers identify and prevent the illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes has been launched by INTERPOL and the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. With some 10 million tonnes of hazardous and other wastes transported around the world each year, the [...]...
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