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EMAS Newsletter – Issue 03 / July 2013

Dear EMAS Community,

What's the connection between the American president, a five-star EMAS registered hotel and organic honey? Read the first item in our EMAS News review and solve the riddle!

Another exciting development of the past weeks has been Trinidad & Tobago's confirmation that they are checking their options of EMAS Global registrations for their airport and two tourist accommodations. We are keeping our finger's crossed for this project and hope to soon welcome the first Caribbean sites to the EMAS community.

As you'll notice, we're adjusting the intervals of our newsletter to better accommodate the summer break. This is the last edition for the first half of the year and the next EMAS Newsletter will be out in September. This way, you can enjoy your holidays without worrying about missing out on EMAS news! But of course, you'll still find reports about all the latest developments in the regular news section of the EMAS website. By the way: Why not stay at an EMAS registered hotel or campsite this summer? You can find a list of EMAS registered accommodation in Europe here.

We recommend you check the summer news items for the announcement of our new EMAS social media profiles. We are completely overhauling the Sustainable Production and Consumption Unit's Facebook and Twitter accounts and hoping the fresh look will make for lots of fresh conversation when we see you again in autumn!

Enjoy the read!

Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment


  EMAS News

Obama chooses EMAS hotel!

During his visit to Berlin, the American president resided at the EMAS registered The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. We think he chose the hotel for its organic honey.

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'Clean, Green and Serene': EMAS comes to the Caribbean

In cooperation with the European Union Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago the island state is moving towards its first EMAS Global registration in the tourist and transportation sectors.

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Helmholtz-Zentrum demonstrates environmental dedication

The German environmental research organisation Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) has been EMAS registered for an outstanding nine years running.

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  News on Sustainable Production and Consumption from the Web


Find out more...  New GRI reporting guidelines released, European Commission/Environment

Find out more...  Commissioner Janez Potočnik welcomes agreement on Environment Action Programme to 2020, Europa Press Release

Find out more...  Bristol wins European Green Capital Award for 2015, Europa Press Release




01 - 06 September 2013

Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week 2013

World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. The World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991.

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06 September 2013

Berlin, Germany

The Future of Sustainability Reporting Conference

The event, run by A|HEAD|ahead and BSD Consulting in Berlin, will take a holistic look at the landscape and developments, including GRI G4, IIRC, GISR, SASB, and the needs for reporters and readers as well as the movements from governments towards required disclosure, the movements from stock exchanges and the financial markets. There will also be a broader look at the purpose of reporting in a world in which we don't have true costs, true prices and true taxing yet and - what will need to change. Will reporting become a driver for change into that direction, will it have to?

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22 - 27 September 2013

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference - Dubrovnik 2013

The conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of development, regarding energy, transport, water, environment and food production systems and their many combinations.

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