IEU Environment Telegram 31 October 2018

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PLASTICS: 

  • EU action to restrict plastic pollution: Council agrees its position +++ 
  • Beating plastic pollution: EIB endorses global pledge to cut plastic waste +++ 
  • Stellungnahme von Bundesumweltministerin Schulze zu Einweg-Plastik im Ausschuss der Ständigen Vertreter bei der EU +++ 
  • Plastic-busting fungi may help tackle pollution, climate change: UN Environment +++ 

PESTICIDES: 

  • Corporate Europe Observatory: Chance to bolster EU's pesticide risk system against industry influence sees rise of big coalition +++ 

REACH

  • ISOPA and ALIPA launch new website on the proposed restriction on diisocyanates under REACH

CEFIC

  • Chemical Convention 2018, Amsterdam - CEFIC

BIODIVERSITY

  • EPC: Making the bioeconomy a key driver in smart climate change mitigation

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union, in the thirty-eighth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats, with regards to amendments to Appendices II and III
    • COMMISSION DECISION establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for lubricants

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 5053 2018 Init Working Party on Forestry
  • Cm 5047 2018 Init Working Party on the Environment
  • St 13765 2018 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the seventh Meeting of the Parties of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds with regard to certain amendments to Annex 3 to the Agreement
  • St 13458 2018 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the alignment of reporting obligations in the field of environment policy and thereby amending Directives 86/278/EEC, 2002/49/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2007/2/EC, 2009/147/EC and 2010/63/EU, Regulations (EC) No 166/2006 and (EU) No 995/2010, and Council Regulations (EC) No 338/97 and (EC) No 2173/2005 Preparation for the trilogue
  • St 13773 2018 Init Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - Preparation for the trilogue
  • St 13636 2018 Cor 1 Draft Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union at the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury with regard to the adoption of guidelines on the environmentally sound interim storage of mercury, other than waste mercury, referred to in Article 10(2) and (3) of the Convention - Adoption
  • Cm 4996 2018 Init Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention): Sixth meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Working Group of the Parties (PRTR WGP 6) (Geneva, 9 November 2018) - First EU coordination
  • St 13800 2018 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union, in the thirty-eighth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats, with regards to amendments to Appendices II and III
  • Cm 5039 2018 Init Working Party on Financial Services (Sustainable Finance - Taxonomy) (Attachés + experts)

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)
  • Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)
  • Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BW)
  • Information required for dossiers to support demands for import of high risk plants, plant products and other objects as foreseen in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031
  • Pest categorisation of Acrobasis pirivorella
  • Pest categorisation of Conotrachelus nenuphar
  • Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)
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