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Environment Council Approves Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

24 Apr 2014

On April 14, 2014, The Environment Council adopted a directive amending directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. The final adoption of the legislation by the Council follows an agreement reached at first reading with the European Parliament. The European Parliament voted at its plenary [...]...
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Illegal Waste Shipments the Target of New EU rules

22 Apr 2014

A legislative agreement revising EU rules on waste shipments was endorsed by MEPs Thursday 17 April after EP draftsman/rapporteur Green MEP Bart Staes reached a deal with EU governments. The goal is to tackle illegal waste shipments causing damage to human health and the environment, with recent scandals in developing countries having focused attention on [...]...
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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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