In light of the latest IPCC assessment report, which states that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, 20 cities from across Europe – members of the European Green Capital Network – have come together to sign a joint call for action to enhance sustainability in all cities around the world. The call for action, which was signed on 23 November in the European Green Capital 2018, Nijmegen (Netherlands), aims to inspire cities worldwide to become more sustainable and climate-resilient by creating a green movement. It will be presented at the global climate conference #COP24 in Katowice (Poland) on 10 December 2018.
Oslo, the Norwegian Capital, will officially kick-off its year as European Green Capital 2019 at its Opening and Handover Ceremony on 4 January. Nijmegen in the Netherlands, holder of the title in 2018, will pass on the prestigious title to Oslo at this Ceremony.
To support the Commission’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its activities, the EMAS Steering Committee approved guidelines including minimum requirements (and advanced options) for Commission event planners to meet.
On Wednesday 16 January 2019, DG Environment will organise a workshop focused on the minimisation and sustainable substitution of high-risk hazardous chemical use.
The Sustainable Eel Group (SEG) is organising a panel discussion hosted by Ulrike Rodust MEP & Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP to promote a wider understanding of the issues concerning the eels. This event will be part of a broader discussion on the upcoming review of the EU Eel Regulation, which will take place in 2019.
The purpose of this call for proposals is to support the next 6-year cycle of MSFD implementation.
This concerns a technology listed under Energy Technologies under the Environmental Technology Verification Pilot Programme.