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  • WINE Water Circularity Index presentation,10th of May

    10 May, 2021

    Anabela Rebelo, project manager of WINE will present, this 10th May, the results of IMPEL project Wastewater in Natural Environment (former Integrated Water Approach & Urban Reuse) during the forthcoming meeting of IS Ad-Hoc Task Group on Water Reuse, promoted by the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission and hosted by the Portuguese Presidency. During this meeting  the Water Circularity Index developed under this IMPEL project, i.e., a tool that allows to measure the transition of installations to a more circular model in terms of water use and in line with the environmental compliance, will be presented.

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  • Joint webinar: Introduction to Waste Inspections at Ports

    10 May, 2021

    When: 16 March 2021 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm CET A joint webinar organised by UNU SCYCLE and the Inspectorate of Republic of Slovenia for the Environment and Spatial Planning (IRSOP) will take place on 16 March at 2:00pm CET as an introduction to the online training on waste inspections at ports.

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  • WasteForce Final Conference 7th May2021

    13 Apr, 2021

    On the 7th of May, the WasteForce project will have its closing conference. Debates on current trends in waste crime and policies, presentation of the final outcomes of the project WasteForce and discussions on the legacy and the way forward will be facilitated during the day.

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  • Last WasteForce training: TFS Road Inspections 27-29 April 2021

    09 Apr, 2021

    The fourth and last training under the umbrella of the WasteForce project, will dive into the topic of road checks of trans-frontier shipments of waste. The German Police Academy DHPol together with UNITAR are organising this online training event as part of the WasteForce consortium. Participation is free for those who will be selected to take part.

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  • IMPEL National Peer Review Initiative (NPRI) Project. Online Seminar held 30 March 2021

    08 Apr, 2021

    On 30th March 2021, the closing Seminar of the second phase of National Peer Review Initiative (NPRI) Project has been held. The seminar has been attended by 32 participants from 14 Countries.

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  • Successful training on Asia – Europe Cooperation Against Waste Crime

    17 Mar, 2021

    The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as part of the WasteForce project, in partnership with the United Nations University (UNU) SCYCLE program and with support from WasteForce partners, INTERPOL, held a 3 day on-line training workshop on 24-26 February 2021 on the prosecution of waste crime.

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  • Kick-off meeting Water and Land project Tackling Illegal Groundwater Drilling and Abstraction (TIGDA) – April 26th 2021 10:00 CET – Virtual via Teams

    04 Mar, 2021

    Groundwater is and remains a valuable resource for the environment and different human activities. Environmental and anthropogenic pressures on this resource include amongst others: climate change (drought, flooding, etc.), (over)abstraction and pollution (point source and diffuse). Water re-use, water buffering and infiltration are some of the possible measures to diminish our requirement for fresh groundwater as well as replenish its storage. Nonetheless groundwater drilling and abstraction will remain necessary for different purposes. Groundwater shortage is no longer an exclusive problem for arid or Mediterranean countries. Recent prolonged drought periods have repeatedly made clear that groundwater supplies have to be carefully managed (abstraction as well as recharge) in all member states.

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  • EU Green Week 1-4th of June 2021

    01 Mar, 2021

    The EU Green Week 2021 is scheduled from 1-4th of June 2021. The European Commission is planning to hold the Green Week as a virtual conference and will be dedicated to the Zero Pollution Ambition. At the EU Green Week website you can find more information.

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  • New EU strategy on adaptation to climate change

    25 Feb, 2021

    EU ADAPTATION STRATEGY The European Commission adopted its new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change on 24 February 2021. This new strategy sets out how the European Union can adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change and become climate resilient by 2050. The Strategy has four principle objectives: to make adaptation smarter, swifter and more systemic, and to step up international action on adaptation to climate change.

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  • Have your say: Consultation on the Environmental Crime Directive open until 03/05/2021

    23 Feb, 2021

    The European Commission has asked for input from the public and a broad range of stakeholders according to their interests and expertise in this subject. They include:    Academic/research institutions    Government authorities in charge of environmental policy   National prosecutors and professional networks for prosecutors   National judges and professional network for judges   National law enforcement professionals or professional networks of law enforcement   Local/regional authorities   European or international bodies dealing with environmental crime   Non-governmental organisations (NGO)   Business/industry or business/industry associations   Consumer organisations and citizens

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