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  • Defra prepares to manage transposition of revised waste framework directive

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs intends to manage the transposition of the revised Waste Framework Directive through a two-stage consultation process. The revised WFD was published on 22 November 2008 in the Official Journal of the European Union. Article 40 of ...

  • Europe to vote on revision of waste directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote today approving the agreement reached with the Council on the revision of the waste framework directive, the central pillar of EU waste management policy. European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'This legislation marks a shift in thinking about waste from an unwanted burden to a valued resource and helps ...

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Miliband sets strategic direction for overhaul of energy system

    Faster and fairer planning decisions on new energy infrastructure were a step closer as Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Miliband laid before Parliament draft texts setting out the national need for a low carbon secure energy mix. He also set out an ambitious new policy for the transition to clean coal. The draft National Policy Statements (NPSs) published today are a crucial part of reforms that ...


  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Masdar and Adnoc sign framework agreement to develop carbon emission reduction projects in Abu Dhabi

    Masdar and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed today a framework agreement to develop a series of ground-breaking projects to reduce carbon emissions from Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas facilities and monetize the emission reduction under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Masdar is driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), a wholly owned company of the ...


    By MASDAR

  • Trillions of Dollars of Public Spending to be Directed Towards Greening Global Markets

    A new global programme, launched Tuesday, will harness the power of the trillions of dollars that governments spend on public procurement each year towards a shift to a more resource-efficient world. The Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) Programme - the first action to get underway as part of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) - will assist ...

  • Hyatt Announces Hyatt Thrive, Comprehensive Corporate Responsibility Framework That Helps Improve Local Communities, Environment Worldwide

    Hyatt today announced Hyatt Thrive, the company's global corporate responsibility platform, designed to help make communities places where Hyatt associates are proud to work, where guests want to visit, where neighbors want to live and where hotel owners want to invest. Hyatt ...


    By Marketwire

  • Shell Principles Provide Framework, Accountability for Company`s Global Tight/Shale Oil and Gas Operations

    ASPEN, Colo., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, from the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival, Shell makes its Global Onshore Tight/Shale Oil and Gas Operating Principles available to the public with examples of how the company delivers ...


  • EU reaches agreement on Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law

    Within the EU Council and under the co-decision procedure with the European Parliament, the Slovenian Presidency has succeeded in reaching agreement at first reading on the Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law. “The adoption of the Directive is a great success for the Slovenian Presidency, as well as for the Member States and the European Parliament. Consensus on ...

  • Joint paper on the Action for Biodiversity in the EU and the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives

    BatLife Europe, BirdLife Europe, Buglife-The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation Europe, CEEweb for Biodiversity, ClientEarth, EUROPARC Federation, European Environmental Bureau (EEB), European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC), European Natural Heritage Foundation (Euronatur), Eurosite, Fern, Friends of the Earth Europe, Oceana, International Mire Conservation Group ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Environment: Commission welcomes EP vote on the Marine Strategy Directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote on the directive to protect the marine environment which confirms the recent agreement negotiated between the Portuguese presidency and the Parliament. The objective of the agreement is to achieve the good environmental status for the European Union's marine waters of by 2020. It confirms the strong commitment of all ...

  • Managing wastes works. Eliminating wastes is better

    Waste management policy in the EU is successfully reducing the proportion of waste that is sent to landfill and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by inefficient waste management, according to a new study. However, the study also supports greater efforts channelled into waste prevention. EU waste management policy has developed substantially since 1990 and, as a result, recycling and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • waste to energy+recycling

    Poland is the partner nation of "waste to energy+recycling" in the Bremen Exhibition Centre from 18 to 19 May 2011. If Poland is to fulfil the EU framework directive on waste it is going to have to catch up considerably in the coming years. The government is investing 2.3 billion EUR to build up infrastructure for thermal, biological and mechanical treatment of wastes. A further 1.4 billion EUR ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Waste prevention: decoupling waste generation from economic growth

    Preventing waste is a top priority of waste policy in the European Union with potential economic and environmental benefits. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report reviews the state of play in the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The EEA report ‘ ...

  • Defra confirms green waste target

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has reconfirmed that green waste will count towards the 50% target for municipal waste set out in the revised European Waste Framework Directive (WFD). Defra’s clarification came in a letter sent in December 2008 to County Surveyors’ Society Waste Panel chair Julia Barrett, who raised concerns expressed at the panel’s meeting on ...

  • Mechanical-biological waste treatment (MBT)

    Today, three years before the (extended) initial deadline of the EU landfill directive, Greece still relies on landfills for the disposal of over 85% of its waste, while waste production continues to grow at about 3% per annum. The 2006 estimate for municipal Solid Waste production is 5.3 million tons, with biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) accounting for approximately 67% of that figure. ...


  • Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

    The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste prevention programmes across Europe. The waste ...

  • EU waste policy not fit for future

    Environmental NGOs are deeply disappointed with this week's European Parliament vote on the revised Waste Framework Directive. Parliament accepted a pre-arranged deal that sets inadequate European recycling targets and no target for waste prevention. A number of MEPs made a lastditch attempt to re-insert the Parliament’s original stronger targets, but this was defeated. Member States are now ...

  • Wales opens consultation on waste infrastructure

    The Welsh Government have opened a consultation on proposed changes to national planning policy which related to the role of land use planning in the management and control of waste.   ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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