IEU Environment Telegram 27 September 2019

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WATER MANAGEMENT: 

  • Improved water management is crucial for climate action – UN-Water policy brief +++ 

CYANIDE MINING: 

  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Cyanide mining - E-002375/2019(ASW) +++ 

MERCURY: 

  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - RoHS 2 in respect of toxic mercury in lamps - E-002457/2019(ASW) +++ 

PESTICIDES

  • Double standard: Germany exporting banned pesticides - Pesticide Action Network

FOOD

  • Food, feed, fibres, fuels. Enough biomass for a sustainable bioeconomy?
  • Prévenir le gaspillage alimentaire et promouvoir l'économie circulaire: la méthodologie commune de mesure au niveau de l'UE entre en vigueur

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EU green public procurement criteria for food, catering services and vending machines
  • DG GROW
    • COMMISSION OPINION on the draft Programming Document 2020-2022 of the European Chemicals Agency

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 4101 2019 Init Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Third meeting of the intersesssional process considering the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (Bangkok, Thailand, 1 - 4 October 2019) - First EU coordination
  • St 10876 2019 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Eighth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • St 10876 2019 Add 1 ANNEXES to the Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Eighth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • St 12458 2019 Init Union position on agenda items relating to environmental protection (EU restricted document) Transmission to the European Parliament
  • St 12504 2019 Init The 7th High-Level Dialogue Conference of the China-Europe Water Platform (Guimarães, Portugal, 6 - 9 November 2019) - Information from the Portuguese delegation
  • St 12537 2019 Init 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (Geneva, 17-28 August 2019) - Information from the Presidency and the Commission
  • Cm 4101 2019 Init Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Third meeting of the intersesssional process considering the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (Bangkok, Thailand, 1 - 4 October 2019) - First EU coordination
  • St 12262 2019 Init Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on behalf of the European Union at the Thirty-First Meeting of the Contracting Parties on the amendments to the Agreement for Co-operation in Dealing with Pollution of the North Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Substances ('Bonn Agreement') with regard to the extension of the scope of application of the Agreement and with regard to the accession
  • St 12262 2019 Add 1 Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on behalf of the European Union at the Thirty-First Meeting of the Contracting Parties on the amendments to the Agreement for Co-operation in Dealing with Pollution of the North Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Substances ('Bonn Agreement') with regard to the extension of the scope of application of the Agreement and with regard to the accession
  • St 12263 2019 Init Council Decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union at the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Bonn Agreement with regard to the Ministerial Declaration and the Bonn Agreement Strategic Action Plan (BASAP) 2019-2025 annexed thereto - Adoption

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Avian influenza overview February– August 2019


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