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NGO Releases List of Dismantled Ships: 74% Scrapped on Tidal Beaches in 2014

29 Jan 2015

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental and human rights organisations seeking to prevent dirty and dangerous shipbreaking worldwide, released a complete list of all ship owners and their ships sold for breaking last year. Out of a total of 1026 ships dismantled globally in 2014, 641 – representing 74% of the total […]...
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Report Recommends: Do Not Open The CSS Directive for Significant Changes

28 Jan 2015

After five years from its entry into force, the Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of carbon dioxide (CCS Directive) requires a thorough review to assess whether it still provides an adequate regulatory framework for CCS in the EU.  The European Commission therefore launched a study. The final report of this study was published recently. Key points When […]...
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ECHA: Five new CLP Frequently Asked Questions published

28 Jan 2015

The national CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) helpdesks, ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) and the Commission have agreed on five new CLP FAQs which have recently been published on ECHA’s website. They are with the unique IDs 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, and 1053. These FAQs touch upon harmonised classification and labelling requirements, mixture classification, CLP pictogram […]...
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Public Hearing on the Waste Legislative Package: No Rationale to Withdraw

23 Jan 2015

The European Commission’s new circular economy proposals will include a stronger focus on product design, according to Commission Director-General for Environment, Karl Falkenberg. An exchange of views with the European Commission, represented by Director General Mr Karl Falkenberg, on the review of six waste directives (Waste Framework, Packaging & Packing Waste, Landfill, Batteries & Accumulators Waste, […]...
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Nitrogen surplus – an environmental problem of entirely new proportions

23 Jan 2015

The German Federal Environment Agency campaigns for ambitious mitigation strategy. Nearly two thirds of all natural habitats in the EU are overfertilised. The main source of this nutrient surplus is nitrogen from the agricultural sector, which is spread onto fields in slurry and in chemical fertilisers. The EU Commission has repeatedly called for reductions of nitrogen […]...
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Heads of Environment Protection Agencies’ Recommendations for the new European Commission and European Parliament

21 Jan 2015

In a recent statement, the Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies (NEPA) lists nine recommendations for the new European Commission and European Parliament on implementing the 7th Environment Action Programme. They call on the European Commission and the European Parliament to promote an ambitious implementation of the 7th EAP in order to address pressing environmental challenges and to advance […]...
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