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Increased use of forest and land may lead to loss of areas of high biodiversity

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Increased bioenergy demand to put pressure on forests

03.06.16 A new study shows that increased demand for biomass for energy in Europe, through intensified use of existing forests, could lead to loss of biodiversity and high competition for wood between sectors, and proposes policies to help preserve biodiversity while also limiting greenhouse gas emissions. more

Rising greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector


Efficiency, emission rights, compensation – climate change mitigation measures for international maritime transport

30.05.16 The maritime sector contains substantial technical and operational potentials to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By means of efficiency improvements alone, the sector’s emissions can be reduced by 25 percent and costs saved at the same time. more

Establishing standards in African states and putting them into practice

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The deadly business of lead recycling – now on the agenda of the United Nations

18.05.16 When the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) meets in Nairobi on Monday, its agenda will include one of the new and major health and environmental hazards facing many African countries today: the recovery of lead from waste batteries. more

EU information about nanomaterials

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Civil society demands action, not words, on nanotechnology

27.04.16 NGOs, consumer groups and research organisations have expressed disappointment with the European Commission’s continuing failure to propose adequate measures for the collection and publication of information about nanomaterials on the EU market. more

EU land and forests can help EU be more ambitious on climate

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EU land and forests can help EU be more ambitious on climate, new study shows

22.04.16 As the ratification process for the Paris Agreement begins, a new study shows how the EU’s new policy on land and forests is essential to curb climate change given the Commission’s reluctance to increase climate targets. more

A nano-product register at the EU level is necessary

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Declaration: Precautionary Approach Critical on Waste Containing Nanomaterials

13.04.16 In today’s Declaration on Waste Containing Nanomaterials, CIEL, ECOS, and the Oeko-Institut emphasize the importance of adopting and implementing preventive measures to protect people and the environment from possible hazards of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in waste streams. more

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