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IEU Environment Monitoring 25 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  RESOURCE EFFICIENCY Schulze: Reparieren statt Wegschmeißen - Neue EU-Vorschriften regeln, dass zahlreiche Produkte ab dem 1. März 2021 leichter repariert werden können   MICROPLASTICS EU microplastic ban just got a step closer - but has major loopholes - Clean-up target impossible to meet without improvements, NGOs warn PLASTICISERS In the opinion of Advocate General Juliane Kokott, the Commission’s decision refusing to review the authorisation of the plasticiser DEHP (bis(2ethylhexyl) phthalate) should be annulled SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19 EU leaders: our top priority is speeding up the production of vaccines and vaccinations COVID-19: MEPs discuss ways to increase roll-out of vaccines with pharma CEOs S&Ds to the pharmaceutical companies CEOs: deliver the vaccines, not lame excuses! Europa-SPD zum EU-Sondergipfel und Pharma-CEO-Befragung zur Corona-Pandemie„Impfstoff-Produktion ausbauen“  Coronavirus disinformation: Online pl

IEU Climate Monitoring 25 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  COP26 Climate diplomacy: EU Commission College Members meet with Alok Sharma, President of COP26 IPCC IPCC authors meet virtually to work on upcoming report CLIMATE PACT EU Commission publishes contributions to public consultations on EU climate legislation Citizens' Dialogue: Executive Vice-President Timmermans discusses grassroots climate action under the European Climate Pact Neuer Leitfaden zu Klimaschutz in der Verwaltung CLIMATE FINANCE Substantially raise EU support to people hit by climate change in developing countries, say MEPs Sustainable Finance-Beirat der Bundesregierung veröffentlicht Abschlussbericht Germanwatch: Empfehlungen des Sustainable Finance-Beirats können starker Hebel für den zügigen Umbau der Wirtschaft werden CARBON LEAKAGE VKU: Carbon-Leakage-Verordnung kein Instrument gegen drohenden Mülltourismus – Bürger zahlen künftig doppelt für Plastikverpackungen TRANSPORT EMISSIONS Car CO2 targets can only be

IEU Energy Monitoring 25 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE:  EP Briefing - Revision of the TEN-E Regulation: EU guidelines for new energy infrastructure - 25-02-2021 ENERGY EFFICIENCY:  Riding the renovation wave in the Western Balkans - Energy Community WIND ENERGY Wind is not growing fast enough for EU economy to go climate-neutral ENERGY CHARTER Energy Charter Conference priorities on 2021 discussed with the Armenian Chairmanship EU COMMISSION REGISTER DG ENER COMMUNICATION TO THE COMMISSION on the adoption of the Irish language version of the Commission Delegated Regulation C(2020) 8787 of 17 December 2020 amending Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/2013, (EU) 2019/2014, (EU) 2019/2015, (EU) 2019/2016, (EU) 2019/2017 and (EU) 2019/2018 with regard to energy labelling requirements for electronic displays, household washing machines and household washer-dryers, light sources, refrigerating appliances, household dishwashers, and refrigerating appliances with a direct sa

IEU Environment Monitoring 24 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*: ECHA Evaluation activities sped up by assessing chemicals in groups CIRCULAR ECONOMY Joint Public Hearing ‘Plastics and waste management in the circular economy’ - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety BIODIVERSITY DRAFT REPORT on the role of development policy in the response to biodiversity loss in developing countries, in the context of the achievement of the 2030 Agenda - PE689.496v01-00 Bruegel: The economics of biodiversity - 3 March 2021 GREEN RECOVERY EIB Group in Poland in 2020: strong support for COVID-19 response and for green recovery INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Revision of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive and Industrial Emissions Directive - E-007063/2020(ASW) ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Failure to carry out an environmental impact assessment regarding the Alberta lithium mine (Ourense, Galicia) - E-006973/20

IEU Climate Monitoring 24 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  CLIMATE ADAPTATION:  Building a Climate-Resilient Future - A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change EU Commission Questions and Answers: New EU strategy on adaptation to climate change Executive Vice President Timmermans' remarks at the press conference on the new EU Climate Adaptation Strategy EU Council: High Level Conference “Climate Change – New Economic Models” CAN Europe: European Commission ups its game on adaptation, but the strategy lacks teeth to protect societies against worsening climate change VKU-Vizepräsident Karsten Specht zur Veröffentlichung der Europäischen Klimaanpassungsstrategie CARBON BORDER ADJUSTMENT REPORT towards a WTO-compatible EU carbon border adjustment mechanism - A9-0019/2021 GREEN FINANCE EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Sustainable Finance – EU Classification System for Green Investments/draft Delegated Regulation - P-007007/2020(ASW) METHANE Energy Community: Join our Me

IEU Energy Monitoring 24 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER and energy regulators will draft new Framework Guidelines on sector-specific cybersecurity rules for cross-border electricity flows Energy and Climate Committee gives new impetus to ambitious target setting for the Energy Community NUCLEAR ENERGY:  DIW: Zehn Jahre nach Fukushima – Kernkraftwerke bleiben störanfällig und unzuverlässig IAEA: Deadline Extended: Call for Papers: International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management SETIS CarE-Service newsletters published GAZPROM Alexey Miller elected as Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee for another 5-year term EU COUNCIL REGISTER ST 6446 2021 ADD 20 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT Accompanying the document Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION establishing the Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe European Partnership for Clean Hydrogen ST 6446 2021 ADD 21 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORT Accompanyin

IEU Environment Monitoring 23 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY:  EC President von der Leyen opens the EU Industry Days: “let's accelerate the recovery and make Europe more competitive in the world” +++  Opening speech by President von der Leyen at the EU Industry Days 2021 +++  Cefic: Chemical industry leaders to speak at 2021 EU Industry Days +++  PlasticsEurope at the EU Industry Days 2021 +++  GREEN RECOVERY:  EU to set up new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion for the green and digital transition GENETIC EDITING The Greens/EFA: Gene Editing Myths and Reality - A guide through the smokescreen SPECIAL SECTION: COVID-19 COVID-19: MEPs to quiz CEOs of vaccine companies  ECDC intensifies the identification and tracking of mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 genome across Europe with support of Eurofins Genomics EU COUNCIL REGISTER CM 1775 2021 REV 1 Informal videoconferences of the members of the Working Party on the Environment CM 1776 2021 INIT Working Party o

IEU Climate Monitoring 23 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  World risks ‘collapse of everything’ without strong climate action, Attenborough warns Security Council +++  FROM THE FIELD: Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change +++  GREEN DEAL:  EU to set up new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion for the green and digital transition +++  GUE/NGL: Under the Radar: Europe’s military sectors dodge scrutiny under European Green Deal +++  ACEA: ‘Plugging into the Green Deal’: Op-ed by ACEA President, Oliver Zipse +++  METHANE EMISSIONS Workshop on a regulatory approach on venting and flaring of methane in the oil and gas sectors Workshop on a regulatory approach on leak detection and repair of methane emissions in the oil and gas sectors Workshop on a regulatory approach on measurement and mitigation of methane emissions in the coal sector CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS EP Think-tank: At a Glance - What if we could engineer the planet to help fight climate change? - 23-

IEU Energy Monitoring 23 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  ENERGY MARKETS:  EU Commission publishes report on barriers in EU retail energy markets +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER and ENTSOG prolong joint public consultation on the Functionality issue "Greater flexibility to book firm capacity at Interconnection Points" until 5 March 2021 +++  Public Consultation – FUNC issue “Greater flexibility to book firm capacity at IPs” +++  BATTERY TECH:  EP Think-tank: New EU regulatory framework for batteries: Setting sustainability requirements [EU Legislation in Progress] STATE AID EU Commission invites stakeholders to provide comments on revised State aid rules on Important Projects of Common European Interest HYDROGEN FCH: New study on hydrogen trucks released EU to set up new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion for the green and digital transition ENERGY EFFICIENCY EU Commission Webinar: Integrated home renovation services in Europe ENERGY LABELS BEUC: Consumers will fi

IEU Environment Monitoring 22 February 2021

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Our IEU Monitoring headlines today*:  CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  EU launches Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency +++  “It is vital to work together” - Portuguese Minister for the Environment and Climate Action represented the European Union at the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly +++  2021: Critical year to ‘reset our relationship with nature’ – UN chief  +++  BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021 +++  CONSUMER AGENDA:  EU Council adopts conclusions on new EU Consumer Agenda INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY EU Commission takes action to improve synergies between civil, defence and space industries EU Commission Q&A: Action Plan on synergies between civil, defence and space industries Speech by EU Commission Executive Vice-President Vestager at the press conference on the Action Plan on synergies between civil, defence and space industries Discours du commissaire Breton à la co

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