The underlying motive of the meeting on 06 March is that the EU water policy is subjected, in particular since October 2017, to a fundamental revision and evolution. As we all know, its key legislation, the Water Framework Directive (WFD) is actually the main focus of the discussion. We may expect further initiatives in the sector of drinking water as well as of water reuse.
Briefing note covering the period November 2017 to January 2018 on developments relevant to the implementation and enforcement of the EU Timber Regulation, compiled by UNEP-WCMC as a consultant of the European Commission in close cooperation with the Member States Competent Authorities.
Mineral Resource Assessment Platform (MAP), an innovation project supported by EIT RawMaterials and led by Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and its partners, will help in providing more accurate information on the location and amount of undiscovered mineral resources.
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit on the EU’s strategic framework for combating desertification – where previously fertile land becomes increasingly dry and unproductive. The audit will examine whether the risk of desertification in the EU is being effectively and efficiently addressed.