The Council is making environmental reporting obligations in EU legislation more coherent and more consistent by amending ten legislative acts. The purpose of the regulation adopted today is to streamline reporting obligations, reduce administrative costs, improve the quality of available data for future evaluations and increase transparency.
The EIB Group has registered officially with the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS (1)), the European environmental management instrument
To facilitate the use of the ESPD, the Commission developed a free, web-based system for Member States and businesses. This was a transitional solution that was always supposed to be in place only until market solution become available.
The general objective of this call is to explore how to better engage local governments in delivering EU environmental policy objectives in the areas of air quality, noise, water, waste management, nature and biodiversity.
In the European Union, public procurement accounts for 14% of GDP demonstrating the high potential of public procurement to support policy objectives, to stimulate innovation and hence, jobs and economic growth.
Public procurement as a tool has largely failed to help administrations and companies cross the ‘valley of death’ for digital and data-driven solutions between small-scale experimentation and real-life scale-up across Europe. The net result is a European digital transformation with brakes on due to the inadequate risk profiles along the innovation cycles. Strategic cooperation and interoperability between public administrations across Europe can help to lower the risks for first movers while helping SMEs to create scalable markets for innovative solutions across Europe.
Update – presentations from the above event are available.
New guidance developed by the European Commission on green public procurement (GPP) and selected best practice from the public sector will be presented and discussed during this webinar.
This year’s ceremony will take place on the 4th of November in Bilbao – at a very special venue: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. 2019’s EMAS Awards topic is “EMAS as driver of change”.