GHG emissions, European Commission, bioenergy
Excerpt:The European Commission published its new Environmental Action Plan (7th EAP) on 29 November, 2012 which sets the EU’s policy priorities in this area until 2020.
Excerpt:The European Commission has adopted its Work Programme for 2013. The overarching task remains to return the EU to sustainable growth which requires targeted action in a limited number of key policy areas. ...
Excerpt:This is the proposal for an Initial Training Network under the Marie-Curie Programme that was invited for contract negotiations on 8 May. Co-ordinated by the European Forestry Institute (EFI) in Finland, CASTLE will offer 14 young researchers a comprehensive training in sustainability science methods...
Excerpt:On 23 March, 2012 the European Climate Adaptation Platform CLIMATE-ADAPT was launched by the European Commission. The platform is developed for the European Commission by a consortium led by Alterra. It supports the development of the knowledge base required for policy development on climate adaptation. ...
Excerpt:The Commission recently extended the period of public consultation from 8 to 12 weeks. This should provide more opportunities for under-represented groups to have a say in EU plans for new policies and legislation at an early stage.
Excerpt:The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) invites applications for a PhD position (Greenhouse gas emission studies) in Greenhouse gas production and emission from the reservoir Itaparica in Pernambuco, Brazil. ...
Excerpt:Environment minister Janez Potočnik gave a speech to the Committee of the regions on 15 December, 2011, which set out the hopes of the Commission for the Rio +20 meeting to be held in 2012.
Excerpt:An eco-innovation action plan to stimulate green growth in the EU has been published by the European Commission. The Eco-Innovation Action Plan (Eco-AP) replaces the Environmental Technologies Action Plan, launched in 2004.
Excerpt:The EU has published an energy road map to 2050 which explore five decarbonising scenarios. Scenarios involving more energy efficiency and renewables will cost about the same as if Europe continues to rely heavily on fossil fuels and nuclear. ...
Excerpt:None of the arguments used by member states to oppose the European Commission's plans for a soil framework directive stands up to scrutiny, according a report recently published by the European Environmental Bureau and the German League for Nature and Environment.