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Guides on the Environmental policy of the EU.
Safer drinking water for Europeans by EUbusiness — last modified 01 February 2018, 22:23 CET
Revised European legislation proposed by the European Commission will improve the quality of drinking water and access to it as well as provide better information to citizens.
A European strategy for plastics by EUbusiness — last modified 16 January 2018, 17:46 CET
The European Commission set out on 16 January 2018 a European strategy on Plastic Waste.
New EU rules on organic farming by EUbusiness — last modified 21 November 2017, 23:53 CET
The EU Council endorsed on 20 November 2017 the co-legislators' agreement on the new rules on organic production and looks forward to the final steps leading to the adoption of the new Regulation. Once adopted, the new rules will enter into force on 1 January 2021. This will give enough time for producers, operators and trade partners to adapt to the new framework.
Driving Clean Mobility: Questions & Answers by EUbusiness — last modified 08 November 2017, 16:55 CET
The European Commission proposed on 8 November 2017 new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.
COP23 UN climate change conference by EUbusiness — last modified 07 November 2017, 13:09 CET
The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opened on 6 November 2017, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of ambition needed to tackle global warming and put the world on a safer and more prosperous development path.
New mandatory car emissions tests by EUbusiness — last modified 31 August 2017, 17:23 CET
From 1 September 2017, new car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test ("World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure" – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads.
Endocrine disruptors by EUbusiness — last modified 07 July 2017, 00:31 CET
EU Member States representatives voted on 4 July in favour of the European Commission's proposal on scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of plant protection products. This is seen as an important step towards greater protection of citizens from harmful substances.
New measures to fight poaching and end trade in raw ivory by EUbusiness — last modified 17 May 2017, 00:47 CET
The European Commission has moved to end the export of old raw ivory as of 1 July, with the adoption of new guidance on the EU rules governing ivory trade.
Action Plan for nature, people and the economy by EUbusiness — last modified 27 April 2017, 22:56 CET
The European Commission adopted on 27 April 2017 a new Action Plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU, for the benefit of its citizens and the economy. The Plan consists of 15 actions to be carried out by 2019 to rapidly improve the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives - the EU's flagship nature policies.
Actions for the sustainable development of the blue economy by EUbusiness — last modified 20 April 2017, 17:48 CET
The European Commission launched on 19 April a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region.
Progress on the Circular Economy - guide by EUbusiness — last modified 30 January 2017, 17:58 CET
Progress made on the EU's Circular Economy Action Plan, Proposal on Waste to Energy, and the Circular Economy Finance Platform.
National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive - new rules to cut air pollution by EUbusiness — last modified 15 December 2016, 23:35 CET
The European Parliament and the EU Council signed into law on 14 December the new National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive, based on a Commission proposal that sets stricter limits on the five main pollutants in Europe. It enters into force on 31 December 2016.
EU development cooperation links with climate action by EUbusiness — last modified 18 November 2016, 00:25 CET
Factsheet on the links between the European Union's initiatives on development cooperation and climate action
Mediterranean research partnership to increase food and water sustainability by EUbusiness — last modified 19 October 2016, 23:01 CET
The Commission presented Wednesday a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) with the aim of developing novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production.
Aviation emissions agreement at the International Civil Aviation Organisation Assembly by EUbusiness — last modified 07 October 2016, 17:44 CET
The tri-annual Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), met between 27 September and 7 October 2016 at ICAO's headquarters in Montreal.
Glyphosate factsheet by EUbusiness — last modified 02 June 2016, 01:20 CET
The Commission has called for a 'limited extension' of the current authorisation of glyphosate, an active substance used for the production of pesticides, until the European Chemical Agency gives its scientific assessment on the substance.
Circular economy: New Regulation to boost use of organic and waste-based fertilisers by EUbusiness — last modified 17 March 2016, 13:36 CET
The European Commission presented on 17 March the first deliverable of the Circular Economy Package with new rules on organic and waste-based fertilisers in the EU.
EU implementation of the Paris Agreement: next steps by EUbusiness — last modified 03 March 2016, 22:13 CET
The European Commission presented on 2 March an assessment of the implications for the European Union of the new global climate agreement adopted in Paris in December 2015. The assessment looks at the next steps in the process and how the Paris Agreement will be implemented in the EU. The assessment is also accompanied by a proposal for the European Union to sign the Paris Agreement.
EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking by EUbusiness — last modified 26 February 2016, 15:53 CET
The European Commission adopted on 26 February an EU Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking within the EU and strengthen the EU's role in the global fight against these illegal activities.
New rules for safer and cleaner cars by EUbusiness — last modified 27 January 2016, 16:09 CET
The European Commission legislative proposals on 27 January to ensure car manufacturers comply strictly with all EU safety, environmental and production requirements.