Agenda items include preparation of IMO/MEPC 73 and the draft Union submission concerning marine litter from sea-based sources: input to the IMO Action Plan on marine plastic litter from ships. There will also be examination of the impact assessment and article by article examination on establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment.
by Commissioner Vella.
Brussels, 12 July 2018 – The latest data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) shows that auto makers have significantly reduced the environmental impact of manufacturing over the last decade, even though the number of cars produced increased from 11.9 million in 2013 to 17 million in 2017.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is approaching its third year in the march towards realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve them, the full engagement of everyone is needed, This means strong partnerships between civil society, their representative organisations, trade unions, business and government.
The workshop “Smart water services: Bridging the digital and the physical world” has been jointly organised on 13 June by the European Commission and the European Water Technology Platform (WssTP) within the Water Innovation Europe in Brussels.
We will not be able to deplete and squander resources indefinitely. Ways to maintain the value of products and materials in the economy much longer can be found, for example, through business models that capitalise on the longevity of goods. An EU-funded training network is fostering new research on a more circular economy.