UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (15 April 2019)

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Agenda: Commission Expert Group on Strategic Coordination for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC) (6 – 7 May 2019)

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Written Answer to a Question – Microplastic filters in washing machines

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Press release: LIFE enables EU’s first zero-emissions waste collections

In a European first, 2 hydrogen powered bin lorries have been approved for road use and are being rolled out on the streets of Eindhoven, Best and Veldhoven in the Netherlands. With this inauguration, the municipalities are raising the game on zero-emissions waste collection and making their streets quieter and their air cleaner.

UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Committee for the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors (29 November 2017)

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Agenda: Meeting of the Marine Strategy Coordination Group (6-7 May 2019)

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Briefing: Electric road vehicles in the European Union: Trends, impacts and policies

Technological advances and societal changes have triggered a drastic evolution in mobility. Alongside other trends, such as digitalisation, autonomous driving and shared mobility, electric mobility is also gaining momentum. Electric mobility could help the EU to achieve its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, noise and dependence on oil. However, the extent of this help will depend on a number of factors, such as the share of electric vehicles in the overall vehicle fleet and how environmentally friendly electric vehicles can remain throughout their life cycle. Global sales of new electric road vehicles have been growing significantly in recent years, largely driven by the mass expansion of this mode of transport in China.

Agenda: Commission Expert Group on Strategic Coordination for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Working group on Good Environmental Status (18-20 March 2019)

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Briefing: New EU rules on labelling of tyres

On 17 May 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new regulation on the labelling of tyres for the purposes of fuel efficiency, safety, and noise reduction. This would repeal and replace the 2009 Tyre Labelling Regulation (TLR), while maintaining and reinforcing most of its key provisions. The proposed regulation seeks to increase consumer awareness of the tyre label and improve market surveillance and enforcement of TLR provisions across the EU Member States. It would oblige suppliers to display the tyre label in all forms of purchase, including where the tyre is not physically shown in the store and where it is sold online or on a long-distance basis.

Press Release: Challenges for achieving clean air — lessons from ten cities across Europe

Implementing EU air quality legislation to protect human health and the environment from pollution can be demanding for countries and cities. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has worked together with a number of European cities to better understand policy implementation challenges. The EEA’s new report, published today, summarises key findings on the cities’ progress over the past five years and highlights on-going challenges for improving air quality at the local level.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… of 12.3.2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 as regards the inclusion of risk-based compliance verification in Annex I and the implementation of requirements for environmental protection

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EGMF & EPTA Position Paper: The garden, outdoor power and power tools industries have already implemented main principles of the EU circular economy policy

Garden and outdoor power equipment and power tool manufacturers share with households, municipalities, landscapers and greenkeepers the responsibility for green area maintenance, which improves life quality. Being close to nature, we fully recognise that our job and business fully depend on the protection of the environment. Therefore, our industries push the boundaries regarding the overall environmental impact of our products and their use.

Staff Working Document: EU transport system proposals — evaluation (2011-18)

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Press Release: More action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures, especially in Europe’s eastern and southern regions. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards, despite overall improvements in Europe’s environmental quality.

Press Release: European Aviation – environmental report points to action to address sustainability and health challenges

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UPDATED – Event: EU Green Week 2019 (13-17 May 2019)

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Update: EU Ecolabel revision for hard coverings criteria

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