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Regulatory and procedural guideline: Reflection paper on the use of heat treatment to inactivate retrovirus RD114 in live immunological veterinary medicinal products (IVMPs), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This guideline outlines the data requirements to be submitted by the marketing authorisation holder (MAH) to introduce a heat treatment to inactivate retroviruses in the active substance for the prod[...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Reflection paper on the replacement of cell lines used for the production of immunological veterinary medicinal products (IVMPs), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This reflection paper outlines the data requirements to be submitted by the marketing authorisation holder (MAH) to replace the cell line as host system for production of immunological veterinary med[...]

Mitigating risks due to the use of antibiotics in animals    europa.eu

European experts propose measures to minimise antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicines[...]

Understanding climate change impact on Amazon deforestation    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have assessed the impact of climate and land-use change on deforestation in the Amazon and put forward policy recommendations designed to ensure the long term sustainability of [...]

WECF - Call for integration of human rights in climate change regime    env-health.org

On Human Rights Day (10 December) Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) supported a letter of the Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group to the Parties to the UNFCCC calling for human rig[...]

Energy support policies: putting the EU on a low-carbon path?    europa.eu

European countries have increased renewable energy's share of energy consumption in recent years, in part thanks to support mechanisms for the renewables sector. A new report finds that many energy s[...]

Lima outcome keeps climate talks on track for Paris Agreement    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Lima, 12 December 2014 Lima/Brussels, 14 December 2014 The European Union welcomes the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Lima as a step forward o[...]

New analysis aids planning for climate change    europa.eu

A detailed picture of European weather patterns over the past decades is now emerging thanks to an EU-funded project to re-analyse historical records. The results will help governments plan for clima[...]

Europe's transport network vulnerable to climate change    europa.eu

Disasters such as floods and storms have led to several high-profile disruptions of Europe's transport network over the last few years. As the climate changes, the transport system urgently needs to [...]

Not just dirt: the importance of soil    europa.eu

Soil is connected to almost all aspects of our lives, yet we often take it for granted. To mark the International Day of Soil on December 5, we interviewed several project managers at the European En[...]

Motion for a resolution on Draft Council Directive .../.../EU laying down calculation methods and reporting requirements pursuant to Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels - B8-2014-0326    europa.eu

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION pursuant to Rule 106(2), (3) and (4)(c) of the Rules of Procedure on Draft Council Directive .../.../EU laying down calculation methods and reporting requirements pursuant to [...]

Joint Statement EU-US Energy Council    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 03 December 2014 1. The sixth European Union-United States Energy Council met today in Brussels, chaired by EU High Representative/Vice President Federic[...]

Success Stories - Adapting to climate change, Mediterranean style    europa.eu

Climate change is global - but affects people locally. An EU-funded project is giving Mediterranean businesses and local governments the information they need to plan ahead by taking the impact of lo[...]

Questions and Answers on the UN climate change conference in Lima    europa.eu

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 November 2014 Questions and Answers on the UN climate change conference in Lima 1. Why another climate change conference? Parties to the UN Framework Con[...]

Lima climate talks crucial stepping stone towards 2015 agreement    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 November 2014 The European Union expects the UN climate change conference on 1-12 December in Lima, Peru, to pave the way for the adoption of a new, l[...]

Health-EU Newsletter - HIV/AIDS: 10th Anniversary of the Dublin Declaration is a time for reflection, not for complacency    europa.eu

What was in the 1980s a death sentence is today – in many cases – a manageable chronic disease. The HIV/AIDS situation has dramatically changed, thanks to political commitment and evidence-based act[...]

Success Stories - Helping water utilities adapt to climate change    europa.eu

When a deluge strikes there's a risk that a city's sewers and storm water networks are unable to handle the volume of water - leading to overflows and flooding. In response, an EU-funded project has [...]

Speech at the EP plenary “2014 UN Climate Change Conference Lima”    europa.eu

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech 26 November 2014 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech at the EP plenary [...]

Success Stories - How local action can boost Europe's flood resilience    europa.eu

Rail lines swept away by floods in south-west England earlier this year demonstrated that Europe's flood defences need to be strengthened. What is needed are more flood-resilient buildings and infras[...]

Motion for a resolution on the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference – COP 20 in Lima, Peru (1-12 December 2014) - B8-2014-0251    europa.eu

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure on the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 i[...]

Conflicts of interests: revised EMA policy reflects more balanced approach    europa.eu

Experts to submit updated declarations of interests by end January 2015[...]

Cleaner, natural gas engines for ships    europa.eu

An EU-funded research project has developed a practicable natural-gas fuelling system for current diesel-powered ship engines. The breakthrough is good for the environment and people - while helping [...]

Success Stories - Climate change: learning from the past to safeguard the future    europa.eu

How much can we really predict about the impact of climate change on groups of animals, plants, and natural habitats? The EU-funded Ecochange project turned to fossil records to investigate how speci[...]

2030 climate targets should be increase for health protection    env-health.org

EU leaders recently endorsed the climate and energy targets for 2030. A binding EU target of an at least 40% will be insufficient to keep global warming in the 2 degree path or to achieve the EU obje[...]

Climate and Health Summit 2014    env-health.org

This year's Climate and Health Summit organised by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), of which HEAL is a member takes place alongside the official UN International Climate negotiations (U[...]

New global WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: inefficiently burning solid fuels damages health and climate    who.int

WHO's new guidelines for indoor air quality on household-fuel combustion, published today, set for the first time emission targets to address the serious health risks from burning fuels. They also op[...]

Joint Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on the US-China climate announcement    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 November 2014 We welcome the announcement today by the Presidents of the United States and China on their respective post-2020 actions on climate change. [...]

Increasing energy efficiency in mobile networks    europa.eu

The European Union (EU)-funded project GreenNets has developed a sustainable software solution for mobile networks, cutting energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions.[...]

European Union: a Global Leader in Climate Action    europa.eu

Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] European Brussels, 11 November 2014 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech before the ENVI committee of the European Pa[...]

Glial activation is associated with l-DOPA induced dyskinesia and blocked by a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor in a rat model of    epda.eu.com

Results suggest that the NOS inhibitor prevents dyskinesia at least in part via inhibition of glial cell activation and iNOS expression. Authors' observations indicate nitric oxide synthase inhibitor[...]

Dopamine midbrain neurons in health & Parkinson's: Emerging roles of voltage-gated calcium channels & ATP-sensitive potassium ch    epda.eu.com

In this review, authors focus on the emerging physiological and pathophysiological roles of these two ion channels (and their complex interplay with other ion channels), particularly in highly vulner[...]

Mapping a path to global agreement on limiting climate change    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has mapped the possible outcomes of upcoming global negotiations to curb greenhouse gas emissions-from success to failure. The project's work aims to help leaders achieve a new g[...]

Answering the call for climate change action.    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has developed cross-border research clusters, designed to help European countries combine their knowledge and resources to tap funding opportunities and better tackle climate cha[...]

Research Headlines - EU research shows need for action now on climate change    europa.eu

The EU-funded AMPERE project has analysed various projected scenarios on climate change and its effects on society and found that taking action sooner rather than later reduces the costs of mitigatio[...]

Contribution of EU-funded research to IPCC's 5th Assessment Report    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 October 2014 The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) is planning to publish its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on 2 November 2014. It will provide a[...]

Seeing the bigger picture with climate change    europa.eu

Europe takes a leading role in combatting climate change, cutting its emissions and helping forge global consensus to address the problem. European action on this front includes research to learn mor[...]

EU gears up for 2030 with more emissions reductions    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, today releases its annual Progress Report assessing the headway on climate act[...]

62nd Management Board meeting: EFSA Management Board re-elects chair, elects vice chairs, reflects on EFSA Strategy 2020    europa.eu

Published on: 62nd Management Board meeting: EFSA Management Board re-elects chair, elects vice chairs, reflects on EFSA Strategy 2020[...]

Green Climate Fund should exclude financing of fossil fuels    env-health.org

HEAL has signed on to a letter asking the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to exclude the financing of fossil fuels and other harmful energy projects or programs. A letter with the same request [...]

Austrian Doctors for the Environment (ISDE Austria): new work on climate and EMF    env-health.org

A team of 240 Austrian scientists has worked for 3 years to produce the first Austrian Assessment Report (AAR). This report follows the concept of the IPCC reports but focuses on climate change in Au[...]

Ten years at the helm of the European Commission: Some reflections on Europe    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Chatham House London, 19 October 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, They say a week is a long time [...]

100 European cities sign up to action on climate change    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Today marks a major milestone for the European Commission's Mayors Adapt initiative, with 100 European cities now committed to take action [...]

Extreme weather driving countries to adapt to climate change    europa.eu

Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events [...]

Climate action: Reducing the carbon content of transport fuels    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 October 2014 The European Commission has adopted a proposal to implement existing obligations in the 2009 amendment of the Fuel Quality Directive. Articl[...]

Africa climate briefing - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Africa climate briefing[...]

Working towards more accurate forecasts of future climates    europa.eu

Climate modelling is fundamental to predicting, or estimating, future trends in our planetary environment. Yet it is a science based on observations, assumptions about likely effects, and with many p[...]

Demolish, re-use, recycle and rebuild    europa.eu

Some 380 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste are generated every year and most of it ends up in landfills. Re-using and recycling components and materials is good for the environment [...]

HEAL at UN Climate Summit    env-health.org

On 22 and 23 September, HEAL joined health groups, civil society and world leaders in New York for a landmark UN Climate Summit. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged governments to support an ambit[...]

Climate-forcing F-gases – new report published    europa.eu

Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are emitted into the atmosphere in relatively small quantities, but their effect on climate change is increasingly significant. These substances are very powerful greenhou[...]

Positive messages are vital - but not enough    env-health.org

Positive messages are vital - but not enough says HEAL's Génon K. Jensen. One of the consequences of climate change is the negative impact on the health of people. Jensen advocates to move away from [...]

Speech by President Barroso at the Climate Summit 2014    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission National Action and Ambition Announcements plenary United Nations, New York, 23 September 2[...]

Climate action co-benefits discussed at global summit in New York    who.int

Today in New York, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a global UN Climate Summit. The Summit aims to bring together heads of state and government with leaders from busin[...]

Anthropology meets climate science in the Pacific    europa.eu

Europe is the second-biggest aid donor to the Pacific Island nations, but understanding of the islands themselves - their people and needs - has been limited in Europe. The EU-funded ECOPAS project i[...]

Maximising air quality data to better forecast climate change    europa.eu

Climate forecasts depend in particular on precise information - not only to estimate how living conditions on Earth may change, but also how humanity will have to adapt to these changes. A European U[...]

Europe successfully phasing out known ozone layer-harming chemicals    europa.eu

Chemicals which damage the ozone layer continue to be phased out in the European Union, according to the latest data from the European Environment Agency (EEA).[...]


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