IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 27 June 2017


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# BIODIVERSITY: 

  • Latest biodiversity publications by the EU Commission: 
    • Organic farming enhances pollination but may reduce yield compared to agri-environment schemesTraining farmers in management for bird conservation could improve overall biodiversity on farms +++ 
    • What encourages farmers to participate in EU agri-environment schemes?  Getting value for money in agri-environment schemes: recommendations from the UK Tailoring agri-environment schemes to species and habitats could improve cost-effectiveness +++ 
    • Results-based agri-environment measures are an effective conservation strategy for species-rich grassland
    • Social promotion of flowering meadows enables farmers’ results-based agri-environment measures in France
    • Farmers with knowledge of environmental policy are more willing to create wetland habitats
    • An investigation into the receptivity of English farmers to collaborative agri-environment schemes
    • Farmers with experience of agri-environment schemes develop more wildlife-friendly habitats
    • Set-aside fields increase the diversity of decomposers in soil in Hungarian agricultural landscapes
    • Grassy field margins provide additional biodiversity benefits by connecting habitats Agri-environment schemes should be diversified and customised to meet habitat preferences of different species
    • Wildflower planting supports a range of beneficial insects, not only bees  Sowing larger patches of flowers can increase bumblebee reproduction in areas surrounding intensive arable farms
    • How to model trade-offs between agricultural yield and biodiversity Agri-environment schemes: impacts on the agricultural environment June 2017

# CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • EU Commission - DG Grow: Call for expressions of interest for member of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform

# MERCURY

  • EU Commission Answer - Mercury emissions to air in large combustion plants - E-002768/2017

# ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

  • EU Commission Answer - Regulations on the identification of substances that impair the functioning of the endocrine system - E-002936/2017

# WASTE

  • EU Commission Answer - Management of waste from extractive industries - E-002938/2017

# REACH

  • More enforcement on authorisation and registration coming up for 2019
  • Cefic looks forward to building the next 20 years of REACH

# OIL & GAS RIGS

  • EESC and EP to discuss opportunities and necessary legal steps for sustainable recycling of decommissioned oil and gas rigs

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SG
    • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Assemblée nationale (FR) - Own Initiative Opinion on rational management of chemicals - ASAP/DOS/2017/64 final

# EU COUNCIL

  • CM 3398 2017 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Aarhus/PRTR)
  • ST 10541 2017 INIT Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment - Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement
  • ST 10440 2017 INIT Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (First reading) (Legislative deliberation) - Preparation for the next trilogue
  • # EFSA BRIEFS
  • Bee groups embrace new EU partnership: trust is the key


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