Since 2011, we at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) have been developing guidance on Best Environmental Management Practices for a number of priority sectors. These guides, developed with industry experts for a variety of sectors ranging from tourism to agriculture or car manufacturing, provide inspiration and guidance for organisations on a path to improve their environmental performance.
Agenda items concern energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.
This Conference aims to build a partnership between EU institutions, national and other authorities, and stakeholders to make public procurement work better. It follows the European Commission’s recent adoption of a strategic package on public procurement.
On 22 November, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional deal with European Parliament representatives on the adoption of a decision repealing and amending outdated EU environmental legislation and providing legal clarity on the reporting obligations related to environmental matters. Given the references in this decision to the Waste package, it has been decided to postpone the plenary vote in the European Parliament until an agreement on the new waste legislation is reached. The entry into force will therefore occur at the same time, thereby ensuring legal consistency. Full article…
The EU Product Database for Energy Labelling needs to meet the objectives stated in Regulation 2017/1369. It has to be set-up so that the burden for suppliers is minimised (Art 12.7a), data security is ensured (Art 12.9), terms and conditions – including the scope – are known in advance, and a fair and level playing field is safeguarded by identifying free-riders (Recital 6). In addition, it has to ensure that it is fit for all product groups and it takes into account their various characteristics. To achieve these goals and to ensure a proper functioning of the Database by January 2019, the industry signatories of this joint paper highlighted specific needs.