• Water and Land Remediation project - Submission of case studies

    03 Mar, 2023

    The deadline to submit case studies for Thermal Desorption and Phytoremediation has been extended to 17th March 2023.

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  • IMPEL W&L Remediation Project Multi Phase Extraction Report is now available

    20 Feb, 2023

    IMPEL Water and Land Remediation Project aims to speed up the contaminated sites management, focusing to the remediation phase that is often the bottleneck, with monitoring parameters specific for each remediation technology, that may show clearly the progress of activities towards the target.

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  • IMPEL Open Day (1-2 March 2023) Compliance promotion through networking

    10 Feb, 2023

    We invite you to IMPEL's Open Day 2023. This virtual event is addressed to every interested person belonging to public environmental bodies. The aim is to inform all related institutions and IMPEL members about IMPEL’s activities and to present the work carried out by the five Expert Teams and the IMPEL 2022-2024 Work Programme. There will be a session for each Expert Team to present their activities and projects.

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  • Conference: Exchange of enforcement practices to drive zero pollution

    08 Feb, 2023

    Conference: Exchange of enforcement practices to drive zero pollution was organised by the Italian Government and Carabinieri, in cooperation with European Commission, DG ENV, through the Directorate for Zero Pollution and Green Cities, in the European Parliament on 7 February 2023 in Brussels. The Conference concentrated on the remediation of landfills and exchange of enforcement practices to drive zero pollution. In the midst of the implementation of the European Green Deal and in light of the 2021 Zero Pollution Action Plan, the purpose of the Conference was to shed light on lessons learnt so far and facilitate exchanges of views with other relevant enforcement actors. The Board of IMPEL, gave a speech at the conference to present perspectives on multi agency cooperation environmental enforcement efforts being carried out by authorities, between and within IMPEL member countries.

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  • Irish EPA webinar on how to prevent juridical compliance procedures

    30 Jan, 2023

    ’’Essential for our risk based inspection system LEMA is reliable data’’, this is an important lesson learned from Kealan Reynolds. And also that this does not come cheap, you have to invest in this again and again. Together with Michelle McKim he took us on a digital road trip through the past, present and future of their system called Lema. Short for Licensing, Enforcement, Monitoring & Assessment.

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  • IMPEL Waste Management and Circular Economy Workshop was held on 13-14 December in Lisbon

    02 Jan, 2023

    The IMPEL “Waste Management and Circular Economy” (WMCE) project is moving through the waste hierarchy steps, in order to achieve a common understanding of the key points of the Waste Framework Directive and homogenise behaviours across Member States. The project has already produced guidance documents related to the waste hierarchy steps in the previous phases of the project.

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  • IMPEL Supporting IED Implementation Project organised a Joint inspection at a paper pulp plant in Sweden

    22 Dec, 2022

    IMPEL Supporting IED Implementation Project organised a Joint inspection at a paper pulp plant in Sweden The working group inspection and prevention from ET industry and air organised their 14th joint inspection at a pulp and paper plant in Sweden on 8-9 December 2022. This was the first joint inspection after Corona. Inspectors from Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland joined the inspection and an inspector from UK was involved in the preparations.

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  • IMPEL Ship Recycling Project organised their first webinar on 28th November 2022

    21 Dec, 2022

    The IMPEL Ship Recycling Project aims to improve the collaboration between environmental and maritime authorities involved in this field. Different EU legislation and related competences make implementation, supervision and enforcement challenging. To preventing illegal shipments guidance material for authorities and other stakeholders involved will be developed and capacity building for inspectors and other stakeholders is organized. Also, the cooperation with other institutions, agencies, networks within and outside the EU as with non-governmental bodies will be explored.

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  • Good practices in the implementation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking Project organised their first joint inspection in Portugal

    19 Dec, 2022

    The implementation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking requires broad support, not just from the EU institutions, but also the EU agencies – Europol and Eurojust –, the Member States and their relevant agencies, the EU delegations, Member States Embassies in third countries. The aim of ‘Good practices in the implementation of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking’ IMPEL project is to analyse the different good practices to implement the EU tools to tackle wildlife trafficking and to build an orientation guide that can be shared and used by all Member States. The project team has developed a reference guide in the previous phases of the project. Click here to download the document.

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  • Nature Protection Expert Team Meeting was held online on 23 November

    09 Dec, 2022

    The Nature Protection Expert Team Meeting took place online on 23rd of November. Focus of this event was to provide an update on IMPEL Projects that are running in 2022-2024 under the Nature Protection Expert Team. Vice Chair of IMPEL Jean Luc Perrin and Expert Team Leader Alfred Dreijer opened the meeting and the meeting was attended by 24 representatives from 11 countries and 2 NGOs. The agenda included presentations from the project managers of Nature Protection projects of IMPEL, proposals for future projects, results of implementation challenges survey and how to expand the network of nature protection team.

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