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IMPEL 2013 Conference Recommendations: Understanding the Implementation Gap, Simpler Legislation and Greater Support for Enforcement Agencies

14 Aug 2014

The IMPEL 2013 Conference on Implementation & Enforcement of Environmental legislation “Working together to Improve & Innovate” report is now available. Key recommendations include: understanding the implementation gap, need for simpler and more enforceable policy and legislation, and more support for implementing organisations. With more than 200 participants from 34 countries in Europe, and Australia, the European [...]...
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IMPEL’s New Strategic Direction: Better Implementation for the Future

05 Aug 2014

IMPEL adopted a strategic document which describes the focus and priorities of the network for the next few years and how it will adapt to meet the challenges ahead. Need to change A recent independent evaluation of IMPEL and its work programme confirmed that IMPEL’s work is highly valued by its members and other stakeholders, particularly its [...]...
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European countries continue to tackle illegal waste shipments together

30 Jul 2014

Regulatory authorities from 30 European countries have joined forces to combat illegal waste shipments. Over 22,000 shipments were checked during 2012 and 2013 by environmental authorities around Europe as part of the IMPEL network’s Enforcement Actions Project. The violations detected varied from administrative infringements to illegal shipments of electronic items and household waste. The Enforcement Actions [...]...
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Meet the UN Convention that protects environmental whistle-blowers

30 Jul 2014

By Nick Meynen (EJOLT) – 24 July 2014.  Environment Ministers and high level officials from all over Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia came to Maastricht in early July to make a renewed commitment to access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters. At the 5th session of the Meeting of [...]...
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Expert meeting on inspection requirements in EU environmental legislation

29 Jul 2014

On 9 and 10 October 2014, an expert meeting on inspection requirements in EU environmental legislation will be held in Lisbon. The meeting, hosted by the Portuguese General Inspectorate for the Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning, is part of the project ‘Make it Work’. The project is an initiative of The Netherlands (Ministry of [...]...
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European Commission closes three cases of infringement of the CCS Directive

29 Jul 2014

The European Commission has closed infringement procedures against Cyprus, Hungary and Ireland. In November 2013, the Commission asked these Member States to comply with the Directive on the geological storage of CO2 (CCS Directive). These three Member States have now notified the European Commission that they have taken measures to incorporate the CCS Directive into [...]...
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