The 2018 Quarries Alive conference will be held in Portugal (Evora) from 2-4 May 2018.The Conference aims to bridge quarry restoration projects around the world taking advantage from sharing different approaches and insights. All researchers,practitioners,stakeholders as well as policy makers are invited to take part in this conference and share their knowledge.
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.
EC - IPCC Special Report - Climate Change and Land: Summary for Policymakers European Commission
An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems
Less than two months ahead of a key September 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, a report published by UN Climate Change provides insights into action taken by governments to address climate change, presenting a wealth of knowledge and experience that can be deployed by governments to ramp up crucial climate ambition.
Council Register - The EU Environmental Implementation Review 2019 Country Reports Council of the EU- Background Documents 05/08/2019
Please find below the updated Commission Staff Working Documents on The EU Environmental Implementation Review 2019 Country Report accompanying the document Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Environmental Implementation Review 2019: A Europe that protects its citizens and enhances their quality of life:
REN21 is an international policy network of experts from governments, inter-governmental organisations, industry associations, NGOs, and science and academia. It grows from year to year and represents an increasing diversity of sectors.
Published as part of Friends of Europe’s Climate and Energy Programme, this discussion paper aims to stimulate a debate on how to support a sustainable ecological transition, taking into consideration aspects ranging from cost, financing and the facilitation of a whole-of-society approach to decarbonisation. The report addresses the pitfalls and dilemmas that are regularly overlooked in the conversation on the ecological transition.
European Commission - Press release Energy Union: Commission calls on Member States to step up ambition in plans to implement Paris agreement
Brussels, 18 June 2019
The EPRS (European Parliamentary Research Service) published a study: Energy storage and sector coupling: Towards an integrated, decarbonised energy system
In order to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the European energy system will need to become carbon-neutral by the second half of this century. However, while renewable sources of energy are key to achieving this, some of the most important renewables are variable: the output of solar and wind power depends on the time of day, the seasons and the weather.
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.