IEU Environment Telegram 29 October 2018

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OCEAN PROTECTION: 

  • EU Commission commits €300 million to clean, healthy and safe oceans +++ 
  • Annex: European Union commitments to Our Ocean 2018 +++ 
  • EU JRC: Protecting our oceans with the best available science +++ 
  • Bundesumweltministerium: Fünfte "Our Ocean-Konferenz" mobilisiert Staatengemeinschaft zum Meeresschutz

SDGS

  • EESC: "SDGs and Initiatives for Sustainable Global Value Chains"

PLASTICS

  • UK: Policy paper: Single-use plastics: Budget 2018 brief

PESTICIDES

  • Next PEST meeting - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides
  • Amendments 1 - 225 - Report on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides - PE 628.665v02-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides
  • Amendments 226 - 462 - Report on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides - PE 628.666v01-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides
  • Amendments 463 - 688 - Report on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides - PE 628.667v01-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides
  • Amendments 689 - 933 - Report on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides - PE 628.668v01-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides
  • Amendments 934 - 1141 - Report on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides - PE 628.669v02-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides

AIR POLLUTION

  • Air pollution still too high across Europe - EEA
  • Air quality in Europe - 2018
  • EEB: 98 percent of EU urban population exposed to harmful air
  • More than nine in ten children exposed to deadly air pollution - WHO

MIXTURES

  • BfR: Sind Stoffgemische in Lebensmitteln gefährlicher als Einzelstoffe?

WATER

  • Winter oxidised nitrogen (NO2+NO3) concentrations observed in Euroepan seas, 2013-2017
  • EEA: Winter dessolved inorganic nitrogen (NH4 + NO3 + NO2) concentration observed in European seas, 2013-2017
  • EEA: Trends in annual mean total phosphorus concentrations in European seas, 1990-2017

ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION DECISION granting an authorisation to Finland to issue permits for the farming of raccoon dogs for the purposes of fur production pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council

ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-[S-(Z,E)]-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxocyclohex-2-en-1-yl)-3-methylpenta-2,4-dienoic acid ; S-abscisic acid
  • Public Consultations-emamectin benzoate (ISO); (4’’R)-4’’-deoxy-4’’-(methylamino)avermectin B1 benzoate
  • Public Consultations-Trinexapac-ethyl (ISO); ethyl(1RS, 4EZ)4-[cyclopropyl(hydroxy)methylene]-3,5-dioxocyclohexanecarboxylate

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Public consultation on the active substance clofentezine
  • Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”
  • Pest categorisation of Aleurocanthus spp
  • Pest categorisation of Sternochetus mangiferae

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