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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

Smart sensor technology to combat indoor air pollution    europa.eu

Indoor air quality (IAQ) influences the health and well-being of people but for the last 20 years there has been a growing concern about pollutants in closed environments, the difficulty in identifyi[...]

Environment: Experts meet to discuss how to better fight wildlife trafficking in the EU and globally    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 April 2014 Following an invitation by the European Commission, 170 experts met today in Brussels to discuss how the EU can better fight wildlife traffic[...]

General Union environment action programme to 2020 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Living well, within the limits of our planet[...]

Subject files - Hearing of the EFSA Executive Director Designate - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

On 14 April 2014 from 19:00 to 21:00 in Strasbourg, Dr Bernhard Url, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Executive Director Designate will be heard by the Committee on Environment, Public Health an[...]

Environment: European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme – 2014 award winners announced    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 April 2014 The European Commission announced the winners of this year's European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Awards in Hannover, Germany, last night.[...]

Speech: Role of the EU Industry to lead the green economy    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Speech: Opening of the Industrial GreenTec Fair Hannover, 7 April 2014 When I was approached to give [...]

Pioneering EU project on track to assess level of contaminants in seafood    europa.eu

Pollution of the oceans and climate change has sparked concerns not just about the status of the marine environment but also about the impact on seafood safety and public health. In the global seafoo[...]

Report - Amendment to Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 as regards the technical implementation of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - A7-0171/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 as regards the technical implementation of the Kyoto Protocol to the United [...]

Report - Shipments of waste - A7-0069/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipment of waste Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food S[...]

Report - Amendment to Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags - A7-0174/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carr[...]

Environment: Essen, Ljubljana, Nijmegen, Oslo and Umeå shortlisted for European Green Capital 2016    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 April 2014 The European Commission today announced that Essen (Germany), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Oslo (Norway) and Umeå (Sweden[...]

No place to hide!    escardio.org

Long-term exposure to air pollution increases overall mortality irrespective of the pollution level. Read Pedro Marques-Vidal's comment on a recent publication of R. Beelen et al. (The Lancet, 2013).[...]

EU-Africa Ministerial Statement on Climate Change    europa.eu

European Commission Statement Brussels, 2 April 2014 On the occasion of the EU-Africa Summit, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, the President of the African Ministerial Conference on E[...]

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report: negative health effects outweigh benefits    who.int

Climate change will mainly exacerbate existing health problems, at least until the middle of this century, and the risks will be largest for populations already most affected by climate-related disea[...]

EFSA consults on pesticide exposure guidance for operators, workers, residents and bystanders    europa.eu

Published on: 1 April 2014 EFSA is launching a public consultation on its draft guidance to assess the risks from exposure to pesticides for operators, workers, residents and bystanders. The guidance[...]

IPCC report shows growing risks from already-present climate change    europa.eu

Climate change is already having substantial and widespread impacts around the world, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Drawing on a larger bod[...]

Report - Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 as regards electronic identification of bovine animals and deleting the provisions on voluntary beef labelling - A7-0199/2012 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the amended proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 as regards electronic identification of bovine animals and deleting[...]

Report - Amendment of Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States - A7-0201/2012 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in[...]

Environment: Commission takes Greece to court over failure to protect iconic species    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 March 2014 The European Commission is taking Greece to Court for a failure to provide adequate protection for endangered sea turtles. The case concerns [...]

 EFSA assesses the risk of Salmonella and Norovirus in leafy greens    europa.eu

Published on: 27 March 2014 Rainfall, use of contaminated water for irrigation or contaminated equipment are among the factors that cause contamination of leafy greens with Salmonella and Norovirus. [...]

Almost 600 000 deaths due to air pollution in Europe: new WHO global report    who.int

Exposure to air pollution accounted for 7 million deaths worldwide in 2012, including almost 600 000 in the WHO European Region. This is the main finding of a new WHO report (1), released today, on t[...]

Report - Sound level of motor vehicles - A7-0239/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the sound level of motor vehicl[...]

Eleven countries exceed air pollutant emission limits    europa.eu

Air pollutants are still being emitted above legal limits in the EU. Recent data from the EU Member States shows that a number of countries continued to breach their emission ceilings in 2012.[...]

Long-term impact and sustainability of LIFE nature - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Long-term impact and sustainability of LIFE nature[...]

Arctic research funded by the European Union - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Arctic research funded by the European Union[...]

Involving civil society in the EU policy process - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

LIFE support for environmental NGOs in 2012[...]

EU communication campaign on climate action - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

EU communication campaign on climate action[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 15:01 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 198' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Pesticides and protected crops – EFSA presents environmental risk assessment guidance    europa.eu

Published on: 20 March 2014 New guidance from EFSA provides a framework for carrying out environmental risk assessment of pesticides emitted from protected crops - those grown in greenhouses and unde[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 10:09 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 151' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.7Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

European Commission joins forces with European cities to tackle climate change    europa.eu

MEMO Brussels, 19 March 2014 European Commission On 19 March European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will launch Mayors Adapt, a new initiative that inspires cities to take action t[...]

Very high air pollution levels across Western Europe    europa.eu

High pollutant levels currently experienced in parts of France, Belgium and Germany are leading some areas to take urgent action to lower air pollution - for example, public transport is free in Pari[...]

Summer ozone at harmful levels in 2013    europa.eu

Ground-level ozone exceeded legal limits in every Member State and at many individual measurement sites during summer 2013, according to the European Environment Agency's annual report on this harmfu[...]

Plants that track air pollution    europa.eu

Using biotechnology to fight pollution is the challenge for a European Union MOSSCLONE research project. Under the spotlight - a specific kind of moss. At the University of Freiburg in Germany, a tea[...]

Final Report Summary - ADD CONTROL (Advanced Solutions for Waste Water Treatment)    europa.eumsw8

MONDRAGON SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA Executive summary: Tougher effluent quality standards, increasing wastewater loads, and energy consumption and operation costs reduction require[...]

Report - Proposal for a Council Decision requiring Member States to ratify or to accede to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, in the interests of the EU - A7-0166/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision concerning the ratification of, or the accession to, the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 200[...]

New mapping method for 'green infrastructure', Europe's vital natural areas    europa.eu

Healthy natural areas often fulfil important yet unseen functions, from preventing floods to filtering air. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) proposes a method for mapping this [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 6 March 2014 - 09:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 112' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.3Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Report - Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity - A7-0061/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits A[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 4 March 2014 - 13:07 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 98' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

New mobile phone app will help track marine litter    europa.eu

People will soon be able to report the litter they find on the beach, thanks to a new mobile phone app developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA).[...]

Environment: New studies strengthen the case for boosting flood protection and switching to greener taxes    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 March 2014 Two studies published by the European Commission today show how environment policy can spur economic growth by boosting flood protection and m[...]

Turn to climate action for a job-rich economic recovery, Europeans say    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 March 2014 Four out of five people in the European Union recognise that fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy a[...]

Both genetics and environment may influence children’s food preferences    eufic.org

Researchers from University College London, UK, performed a large-scale twin study to investigate the relative contribution of genetic and shared environment factors to children's preferences for cer[...]

Water: nutrient and heavy metal pollution 'decoupling' from growth    europa.eu

European households are generating lower levels of nutrient pollution in water, despite a growing population. In a similar example of 'absolute decoupling', levels of some pollutants from agriculture[...]

Global network combats food contamination    europa.eu

As much as 25% of the world's agricultural production today becomes contaminated resulting in risks to human health and to a loss of crops. The main culprits are toxins and particularly those of the [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 10:05 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 149' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.7Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Environment: Commission takes Denmark to Court over water management problems    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 February 2014 The European Commission is taking Denmark to Court for a failure to present plans for managing its river basins. These plans are essential[...]

Environment: Commission takes action against UK for persistent air pollution problems    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 February 2014 The Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for its failure to cut excessive levels of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas. Nit[...]

Environment: European Commission takes Estonia to Court over Access to environmental Information    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 February 2014 The European Commission is taking Estonia to Court over shortcomings in its legislation on access to information regarding the environment[...]

Info Session on Applications - Pesticides – Technical meeting on Cumulative Risk Assessment    europa.eu

Published on: Stakeholders in the field of pesticides gathered in Parma, Italy to discuss EFSA's ongoing work to implement cumulative risk assessment (CRA) of pesticides in European Union legislation[...]

The apple snail: a creeping threat to the environment?    europa.eu

Published on: 18 February 2014 The apple snails Pomacea maculata and P.canaliculata are some of the largest freshwater snails. They consume vast amounts of rice and can devastate the flora and fauna [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 17 February 2014 - 15:08 - Committee on Development - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Petitions    europa.eu

Length of video : 210' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.5Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Periodic Report Summary 2 - BIOTREAT (Biotreatment of drinking water resources polluted by pesticides, pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants)    europa.eumsw8

THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND Project context and objectives: BIOTREAT is a European Union (EU) project initiated on 1 January 2011 aiming at developing new technologies for bioremed[...]

Report - European environmental economic accounts - A7-0420/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 691/2011 on European environmental economic accounts Committee on the Environment, Pu[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 17:03 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 80' You may manually download this video in WMV (929Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 12:37 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 117' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.4Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Climate change adaptation practice across the EU - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Understanding the challenges and ways forward in the context of multi-level governance[...]

Building a green infrastructure for Europe - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Building a green infrastructure for Europe[...]

Best LIFE environment projects 2012 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Best LIFE environment projects 2012[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 09:07 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 106' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Report - Fees payable to the European Medicines Agency for the conduct of pharmacovigilance activities in respect of medicinal products for human use - A7-0476/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on fees payable to the European Medicines Agency for the conduct of pharmacovigilance activities in respect of me[...]

Report - Prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species - A7-0088/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species Committee on the Enviro[...]

Report - Monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport and amendment of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 - A7-0080/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport and amending Re[...]

Report - Protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (Recast) - A7-0087/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (recast) Committee on the Enviro[...]

Events - 34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants – Dioxin 2014 - 31 August - 5 September 2014, Madrid, Spain    europa.eu

Dioxin 2014 will continue in the tradition of precedent Symposium Series as the leading international conference for scientists and regulators to present recent advances in all areas of halogenated p[...]

Periodic Report Summary - INCOMMET (Improving national capacities in observation and management of marine environment in Tunisia)    europa.eumsw8

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LA MER Project context and objectives: The INCOMMET proposal is a response to the call FP7-INCO-2011-6. The INCOMMET project, coordinated by the Nati[...]

Periodic Report Summary - CATCH-C (Compatibility of agricultural management practices and types of farming in the EU to enhance climate change mitigation and soil health)    europa.eumsw8

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK Project context and objectives: Farming practices that cause declining inputs of carbon (C) to soils pose threats to sustainable soil functioning by reducing[...]

Periodic Report Summary - NOWASTE (Engine waste heat recovery and re-use)    europa.eumsw8

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA Project context and objectives: The future emission regulations and the increasing prices of fossil fuels are the main drivers for the research and development towards fuel [...]

Research Headlines - A cost-effective way of tackling soil pollution    europa.eu

A new method for dealing with soil pollution has been developed which promises better environmental protection, reduced remediation costs and other economic benefits such as enhancing tourism prospec[...]

Environment: Commission consults on how EU can fight against dramatic increase in wildlife trafficking    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 February 2014 The Commission has launched a public consultation on how the EU can be more effective in combating wildlife trafficking. This comes in resp[...]

Events - ICEPR 2014 - 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation - 11-13 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic    europa.eu

ICEPR is a series of international conferences which are held yearly. These conferences focus on all aspects of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology.The aim of ICEPR'14 is to bring toge[...]

Electromagnetic fields and health effects: public consultation on SCENIHR preliminary opinion    europa.eu

European Commission - When preparing its policy and proposals relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment, the Commission relies on independent Scientific Committees to provide it [...]

Environment: Generation Awake says Stop Wasting Waste!    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 February 2014 The latest phase of the European Commission's 'Generation Awake' campaign focuses on the environmental, economic, social and personal conse[...]

Event: Public hearing of the preliminary opinion on potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF), Athens, 27 March 2014    europa.eu

European Commission - When preparing its policy and proposals relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment, the Commission relies on independent Scientific Committees to provide it [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 30 January 2014 - 09:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 83' You may manually download this video in WMV (938Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Saving Europe's forests from climate change    europa.eu

One third of Europe's land area - more than 2 million km2 - is covered by forests, which support the timber industry. However, growing fluctuations in temperature and rainfall due to climate change m[...]

Report - A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies - A7-0047/2014 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

REPORT on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Anne Delvaux, Konrad Szymański Source[...]

HEAL co-hosting health and environment film screenings and debates    Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

From 4 to 11 February 2014, HEAL is co-hosting a programme of Health and Environment documentaries and debates as part of the 31st International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) in Paris. The aim [...]

Events - Save the Planet - SEE Conference and Exhibition on Waste Management, Recycling, Environment - 5-7 March 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria    europa.eu

Save the Planet Exhibition and Conference encourages the technology transfer to the South-East European market, which is in major need of advanced equipment in the waste management, recycling and env[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 10:15 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 146' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.7Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Statement by President Barroso at the joint press conference on climate and energy with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Press conference Davos, 23 January 2014 Mr Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, President Kim of[...]

[Press release] Ireland leads the way in Europe in tackling the tobacco epidemic    epha.org

Brussels, 23 January 2014 - Today, the Irish parliament, the Oireachtas, launched a consultation on a draft public health bill that introduces standardised tobacco packaging. If the bill passes, Irel[...]

Environment: European Commission asks Court to impose financial penalties on Italy    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 January 2014 The European Commission is referring Italy to the EU Court of Justice for its failure to include rules on animal testing into its domestic [...]

Environment: Commission takes Bulgaria to Court over illegal landfills    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 January 2014 The European Commission is concerned that Bulgaria is failing to protect its citizens from the effects of bad waste management. Despite ear[...]

Environment: European Commission takes Slovenia to Court for pollution problems from waste disposal    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 January 2014 The European Commission is taking Slovenia to Court for its failure to comply with the requirements of EU waste legislation. The Commission[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 14:59 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 213' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.4Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 09:10 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 173' You may manually download this video in WMV (2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic reco[...]

Statement by President Barroso on the 2030 Energy and Climate Framework    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Press conference with Commissioners Oettinger and Hedegaard Brussels, 22 January 2014 Today[...]

2030 climate and energy goals for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU economy    europa.eu

Supported by a detailed analysis on energy prices and costs, the 2030 framework will ensure regulatory certainty for investors and a coordinated approach among Member States, leading to the developme[...]

Environment: European Commission recommends minimum principles for shale gas    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 January 2014 Today the European Commission adopted a Recommendation aiming to ensure that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for [...]

Questions and answers on 2030 framework on climate and energy    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2014 Why does the EU need a new climate and energy framework for the period up to 2030? The European Commission is today proposing a framework which prov[...]

Reducing the environmental impact of megacities    europa.eu

Urbanisation is a significant and growing worldwide trend which raises increasingly important environmental issues for policymakers. More than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and [...]

Energy, transport and environment indicators - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Energy, transport and environment indicators[...]

An unlikely region leads the way in the study of dairy intolerance    europa.eu

Food allergies are reported to be on the rise, with an estimate of between 11 26 million people suffering in Europe. One of the most common of these allergies is intolerance to dairy products. Althou[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 9 January 2014 - 09:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 154' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.7Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Final Report Summary - LR HAV VRE (Learning and rehabilitation using haptic, audio and visual feedback in virtual reality environments)    europa.eumsw8

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY Project objectives for the period These studies are based on the hypothesis that supplying appropriate information (perceptual and conceptual) through compensatory sensorial chann[...]

Periodic Report Summary - LR HAV VRE (Learning and rehabilitation using haptic, audio and visual feedback in virtual reality environments)    europa.eumsw8

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY Most of the information required for learning and spatial exploration is gathered through the visual channel. Unfortunately, people who are blind lack this crucial ability to coll[...]

Seamless panoramic video surveillance in any environment    europa.eu

A cost effective, fast-to-deploy, flexible video surveillance system has been developed thanks to EU funding. The CHAMELEON video surveillance system automatically combines images from multiple camer[...]

Report - Geographical indications of aromatised wine products - A7-0158/2012 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of aromati[...]

Report - Implementation report 2013: Developing and applying carbon capture and storage technology in Europe - A7-0430/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on implementation report 2013: developing and applying carbon capture and storage technology in Europe Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Chris Davies Source : © Europ[...]

New Year, new focus: EEA priorities in 2014    europa.eu

The start of the year is often a time for new projects and change. At the European Environment Agency, 2014 marks the start of a new 5-year work programme and a new set of environmental policy priori[...]

A summary of the Year of Air – what we know about air pollution in 2013    europa.eu

In 2013 Europe's air was a central theme of work at the European Environment Agency (EEA), with several assessments looking at issues related to the gases, liquid droplets and solid particles polluti[...]

Report - A European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment - A7-0453/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on a European strategy on plastic waste in the environment Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Vittorio Prodi Source : © European Union, 2013 - EP[...]

Report - eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative healthcare for the 21st century - A7-0443/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative healthcare for the 21st century Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Pilar Ayuso Source : © European Union, 2013 - EP[...]

Report - The food crisis, fraud in the food chain and the control thereof - A7-0434/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the food crisis, fraud in the food chain and the control thereof Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Esther de Lange Source : © European Union, 2013 - EP[...]

Periodic Report Summary 2 - PERSUADE (Poroelastic road surface: an innovation to avoid damages to the environment)    europa.eumsw8

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ROUTIERES - OPZOEKINGSCENTRUM VOOR DE WEGENBOUW Project context and objectives: The project aims to develop a durable, cost-effective poroelastic road surface (PERS) using used t[...]

Periodic Report Summary - EPIHEALTH (Linking perturbed maternal environment ... due to diabetes, obesity or assisted reproductive technologies, and altered health during ageing.)    europa.eumsw8

BIOTALENTUM TUDASFEJLESZTO KFT Project context and objectives: The main goal of EPIHEALTH is to improve health of the human population by understanding the mechanisms and pathways in early developmen[...]

Report - Amending Council Directive 2001/110/EC relating to honey - A7-0440/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 2001/110/EC relating to honey Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safe[...]

Report - Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products - A7-0354/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products w[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 13:59 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 80' You may manually download this video in WMV (935Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

EU Air Package Proposed    efanet.org

On December 18, the European Commission adopted the much expected EU air package. The review of the EU air strategy began in early 2011 and was expected to be published earlier this year, which was i[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 12:44 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 68' You may manually download this video in WMV (784Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 December 2013 Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the [...]

New policy package to clean up Europe's air    europa.eu

The clean air policy package updates existing legislation and further reduces harmful emissions from industry, traffic, energy plants and agriculture, with a view to reducing their impact on human he[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 10:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 153' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.7Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 16 December 2013 - 15:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 173' You may manually download this video in WMV (2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic reco[...]

Countries urged to sink health risks from asbestos, second-hand smoke and toxic chemicals by 2015    who.int

Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland WHOLIS, HINARI, WHO libraries, documentation centres Important statements of or about [...]

Public consultation on Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in antimicrobial resistance    europa.eu

European Commission - When preparing its policy and proposals relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment, the Commission relies on independent Scientific Committees to provide it [...]

An artistic view of Europe's waste – EEA announces competition winners    europa.eu

After 200 entries from 29 countries, the European Environment Agency (EEA) is pleased to announce five winners of the Waste*smART competition, which invited Europeans to produce a video, cartoon [...]

Effectively monitoring the state of Europe's marine environment    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has just been launched that will help Member States to effectively and efficiently monitor the environmental status of oceans and seas. This will enable them to meet their obliga[...]

Preparation Environment Council, 13 December 2013    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 December 2013 The second formal Environment Council under the Lithuanian Presidency will be held in Brussels on 13 December. Environment Commissioner Janez Potoč[...]

Periodic Report Summary 2 - MEECE (Marine ecosystem evolution in a changing environment)    europa.eumsw8

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY MEECE was launched in September 2008 to investigate the sensitivities and potential responses of marine ecosystems to both climatic change and the direct effects of human a[...]

Black carbon: Better monitoring needed to assess health and climate change impacts    europa.eu

Black carbon is an air pollutant which harms human health and can contribute to climate change - so cutting emissions may have many benefits. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a rep[...]

Environment for Europeans - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Green week supplement 2013[...]

Speech - “Clean air for all - all for clean air”    europa.eu

European Commission Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment [...]

Global megatrends shaping Europe's environment    europa.eu

Surging economic growth in many emerging economies is increasing global competition for resources and the burden on natural systems. The European Environment Agency (EEA) is analysing these changes a[...]

Environment: Feeling INSPIRED? – Give your opinion on the 'Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Union'.    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2013 The European Commission is asking for opinions about the 'Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community' Directive. Know[...]

Turning agriculture and aquaculture waste into renewable energy    europa.eu

An innovative new three-year research project will see the aquaculture, agriculture and biogas sectors working together to develop renewable energy. The initiative demonstrates how improving sustaina[...]

Motion for a resolution on the draft Council regulation on defining criteria determining when recovered paper ceases to be waste pursuant to Article 6 (1) of Directive 2008/98/EC on waste - B7-2013-0553    europa.eu

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION pursuant to Rule 88(2), (3) and (4)(c) of the Rules of Procedure on the draft Council regulation on defining criteria determining when recovered paper ceases to be waste pursu[...]

Periodic Report Summary - NANORETOX (The reactivity and toxicity of engineered nanoparticles: risks to the environment and human health)    europa.eumsw8

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Project context and objectives: NANORETOX aims to investigate the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials to the environment and human health by comprehensively addressing [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 2 December 2013 - 15:09 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 86' You may manually download this video in WMV (1014Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 28 November 2013 - 15:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 124' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.4Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 28 November 2013 - 10:23 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 86' You may manually download this video in WMV (996Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Report - Amending Directives in the fields of environment, agriculture, social policy and public health by reason of the change of status of Mayotte with regard to the Union - A7-0399/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending certain Directives in the fields of environment, agriculture, social policy and public health by reason o[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 27 November 2013 - 15:07 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 83' You may manually download this video in WMV (960Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 27 November 2013 - 09:07 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 206' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.3Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Environment: European Commission takes Greece back to Court for waste water    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 November 2013 The European Commission is referring Greece back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of urban waste water. The Court previ[...]

European Commission welcomes the 7th Environment Action Programme becoming law    europa.eu

MEMO Brussels, 20 November 2013 European Commission Today the Council and European Parliament signed into law the Decision on a 7th EU Environment Action Programme, which will guide EU policy action [...]

Health on agenda at COP19 climate change conference    who.int

Held on 11-22 November in Warsaw, Poland, the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has brought together pe[...]

Research Headlines - How many chemicals in the environment are too much? EU-wide initiative seeks answers    europa.eu

Whether we like it or not, chemicals are a major part of life. We accept them as a necessary element of modern existence. But what are the long-term effects of chemical exposure on human health? Is t[...]

EU welcomes progress on international climate action at Warsaw conference    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Warsaw, 23 November 2013 The European Union welcomes the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Warsaw as a step forward in the international fight against clima[...]

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