IEU Environment Telegram 18 October 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

ECHA: 

  • More information on dossier evaluation processes available +++ 
  • Data on chemicals needs to be improved +++ 

CHEMICALS: 

  • Promoting safe spaces for environmental defenders and public participation in decisions on products and chemicals - UNECE +++ 

PLASTICS

  • S&D/SPD: Weniger Wegwerfplastik - Umwelt und Meere schützen
  • EuPC: Single use plastics: a political or environmental decision?

WATER

  • More than 15 countries express their interest to join the Water Convention at historic eighth Meeting of the Parties in Astana
  • Highlights - Quality of water intended for human consumption - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • EEA: Annual mean total phosphorus concentrations in European seas
  • Zugang zu Wasser für alle - erfolgreichste Bürgerinitiative umsetzen

WASTE FREE OCEANS

  • WFO starts remediation action in the Azores

EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 4852 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Aarhus)
  • St 13274 2018 Init REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Summary of the Synthesis Report on the operation of Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals
  • St 13274 2018 Add 1 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Synthesis Report on the Operation of Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals Accompanying the document Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Summary of the Synthesis Report on the operation of Regulation (EU) No 649/
  • Cm 4864 2018 Init 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21-29 October 2018) - First EU coordination
  • Cm 4880 2018 Init United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Fifth meeting of the Annual Subcommittee of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (ASC-5) (Nairobi, 22-26 October 2018) - EU coordination.

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