21 February 2017, Luxembourg – Improvements are needed in the management, financing and monitoring of Natura 2000, the EU’s flagship biodiversity programme, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. While recognising that Natura 2000 plays an important role in protecting biodiversity, the auditors found shortcomings in management and a lack of… [Read more]
Archives for February 2017
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) reiterates its support for LIFE, the European programme dedicated to the environment and climate change, and calls for a budget increase after 2020. At the mid-term evaluation of the LIFE programme, the CoR called on the European Commission (EC) to increase the allocation of funds to action grants… [Read more]
On Monday 6 February, the Commission presented the Environmental Implementation Review, a tool to improve implementation of EU environmental policy. It brings about a new framework for sharing solutions, involving dialogue with Member States, and a peer-to-peer tool that will make it easier for Member States to support each other. Main implementation gaps This first… [Read more]
For the 12th time, the French Ministry of Sustainable Development and IMPEL are pleased to organise the seminar on “Lessons Learnt from Industrial Accidents”, which will take place 31 May – 1 June in Lyon. A variety of case studies of recent industrial accidents will be presented by inspectors where they will provide a technical description… [Read more]
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