The Council COREPER will meet on 22nd November 2013 in order to discuss the mandate for the second trilogue in-between the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission regarding the revision of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.
The very first workshop launching the European Network for Sustainable Quarrying and Mining took place on 9 February, in Spain.
More than 100 representatives from the European Commission, the Spanish government, civil society, and the Spanish and European extractive industries contributed to make the event a success.
EuSalt participated to the consultation on Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA - organised by the European Commission.
3 problem statements have been identified as the most relevant ones for Research&Innovation challenges in the field of sustainable food production and water resources management in the Mediterranean area:
" The bottom line is: can the EU ETS reclaim its place at the heart of EU climate policy? What will the EU ETS look like in 2030? Will the proposals deliver the “robust” carbon price that Europe needs to drive forward climate action? How should a deal in Paris impact EU ETS reform? Can the proposals stem the tide for national market interventions? How can they be reconciled with those interventions to date? Is EU ETS reform the most significant industrial policy decision the Juncker Commission will take in its mandate?"
195 countries have reached the Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of the parties and that was published on 12th December 2015. The agreement binds all parties and established a common and global goal to ‘strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change’.
EuSalt has launched, in cooperation with ReachCentrum and Arche, a call for interest to suppliers of sodium chloride and potassium chloride used as precursors in the in-situ generation of actine Chlorine (PT 1-5) by electrolysis, under the Biocidal Products Regulation (Reg. (EU) No 528/2012).
The European Parliament 's Environment Committee has rejected the objection to the Commission's draft list of sectors at risk of carbon leakage for the period 2015-2019.
As a result, the list of carbon leakage sectors for 2015-2019 will be officially adopted in the coming weeks, since Member States already approved it last July.
The proceedings of our 2012 Biodiversity and Solar Salt Conference organised in collaboration with CEISSA is now available online.
The TRANSSALINAS Project promotes the 'conservation of Iberian and Asian saltscapes through community art'. With a unique and exciting visual art objective, that will draw on both real and symbolic heartbeats that capture the 'emotional link between local communities and salt lakes and salinas', this international partnership contributes to the sustainability, the integrity and the valorisation of those wetlands.
The European Commission recently published the draft list of sectors at risk of carbon leakage under the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) for the period 2015-2019.
'Extraction of salt' (Nace Code 08.93) is listed among sectors and sub-sectors that would be receiving free allocations up to 2020.