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December 17, 2014
The European Council–the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union—has announced that it has reached a political agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Council-reaches-political-agreement-to-reduce-consumption-of-plastic-bags_66247.html
December 15, 2014
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lima-climate-change-conference-mixed-response-from-politicians-industry-and-environmentalists_66177.html
December 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two biocidal active...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-launches-CLH-consultations-on-two-biocidal-active-substances_66033.html
December 9, 2014
Germany’s federal minister for research, Johanna Wanka, has opened the first demonstration plant worldwide that can produce synthetic fuel such as petrol, diesel, or kerosine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/German-pilot-plant-produces-fuel-from-renewable-electricity-and-carbon-dioxide_65995.html
December 8, 2014
A group of twelve members of the European Parliament (MEP) will attend the United Nations climate conference in Lima, Peru. The MEPs plan to meet Christiana Figueres, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Delegation-from-European-Parliament-to-attend-Lima-climate-summit_65965.html
December 5, 2014
Elopak (Oslo), a leading liquid food packaging supplier, has announced the launch of beverage cartons featuring certified renewable polyethylene (PE). A wide range of these cartons...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Elopak-to-use-renewable-polyethylene-in-beverage-cartons_65916.html
December 4, 2014
The European Commission has announced that the European Parliament and the European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the 28 member states of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Europe-reaches-provisional-agreement-on-cultivation-of-GMOs_65836.html
December 4, 2014
Germany’s federal government has concluded its action program “Climate protection 2020.” The government has guaranteed that the country will reduce its greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Germany-confirms-its-action-plan-"Climate-protection-2020"_65834.html
December 3, 2014
Last night was the 30th anniversary of the methyl isocyanate (MIC) leak at the former Union Carbide’s production plant at Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/India-marks-30th-anniversary-of-Bhopal-disaster-issues-remain-unresolved_65803.html
November 28, 2014
The European Union says that it expects the United Nations conference on climate change, being held in Lima, Peru, in December, to set the stage for a new, legally binding, global...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lima-talks-crucial-to-2015-climate-agreement_65730.html
November 26, 2014
Air pollution from Europe's largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion ($73 billion), and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EEA-Industrial-air-pollution-in-Europe-costs-society-at-least-$73-billion_65697.html
November 24, 2014
The Council of the European Union says that agreement has been reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-agrees-on-new-rules-to-reduce-consumption-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_65641.html
November 18, 2014
Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Developer-of-organic-photovoltaics-receives-more-funds-to-commericalize-its-process_65502.html
November 14, 2014
The council for sustainable development (RNE; Berlin) and Chemie3 (chemistry to the power three), the sustainability initiative of Germany’s chemical industry, invited...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Germanys-chemical-industry-Sustainability-only-possible-if-we-work-together_65442.html
November 14, 2014
The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC), part of Cefic, says it encourages parties to the Montreal Protocol to reach an agreement for a global cap and a reduction in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-HFC-producers-support-action-for-a-cap-and-reduction_65433.html
October 28, 2014
The European Commission, supported by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has today released its annual progress report. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Climate-energy-progress-report-Europe-on-track-for-2020-targets-but-"bigger-push-needed-for-2030"_64849.html
October 27, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) is calling on European member states not to follow the plans of the European Commission for new and tougher rules within...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/VCI-Europe-should-implement-existing-waste-legislation-rather-than-develop-new-tougher-rules_64808.html
October 27, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) today opened its meeting in Copenhagen to finalize its synthesis report, which will provide policymakers with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/IPCC-starts-meeting-to-finalize-its-synthesis-report-a-roadmap-for-policymakers-on-climate-change_64814.html
October 24, 2014
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-leaders-set-ambitious-climate-energy-targets-for-2030_64780.html
October 22, 2014
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation to help define criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as required by the regulations on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-consults-the-public-on-criteria-for-identifying-endocrine-disruptors_64670.html
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