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Smarter Regulation of Waste in Europe (LIFE SMART Waste)

Start date: Jun 2, 2014, End date: May 31, 2019,

... round Waste streams that are of low quality and value, or are difficult to treat, persistently attract criminal activities that profit at the expense of the environment and legitimate operators in Europe’s waste industry. These illegal practises are ever-changing and are not easily visible. For environmental and partner bodies, there are big gaps in und ...
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Global Rivers for an Environmental and Energetical Education Network II

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017,

... n to the learning paths and thus providing the young participants the opportunity to test and improve their skills: professionalism in the specific areas of vocational education (renewable energy and environment), cultural knowledge and linguistic preparation. This general objective is pursued through a mobility experience that consists of a learning mobility internship abroad of 3 weeks for 80 st ...
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Background The freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) is declining dramatically throughout its range and is under grave threat in the UK, as in other areas of its EU distribution. The British populations of the freshwater pearl mussel, which is highlighted for conservation under Annex II of the Habitats Directive, have been adversely affect ...
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... nt liability because of their potential to be sources of migrating toxic contaminants and landfill gas. There are approximately 20 000 closed landfill sites in the UK. A recent trial conducted by the Environment Agency indicated accessible whole-site landfill methane volumes of around 100-150 m3/hr. Using methane from closed landfill sites to generate energy presents an alternative to non-renewabl ...
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Background Parent companies and their subsidiaries can play a key role in combating many environmental problems: economic growth and environmental damage are closely correlated. However, linking parent company environmental performance and financial performance in a form that is relevant to investors will contribute to de-coupling economic growth from env ...
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Electronic Duty of Care (EDOC)

Start date: Jan 10, 2011, End date: Dec 18, 2014,

Background The UK Environmental Protection Act (1990) states that producers of waste have a legal ‘duty of care’ to take all reasonable steps to keep waste safe. The duty of care also applies to everyone involved in handling the waste, from those who produce it, to those whocarry it and to those who finally dispose of it or recover it. One of the most ...
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... and turn it into a useable product. It defines the point at which waste ceases to be waste and when it can be used again as a regular product (without the need for waste management controls). The UK Environment Agency’s Waste Protocols Project (WPP) established nine end-of-waste QPs, with another nine under development. Waste types already covered by protocols include biodegradable waste compos ...
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Irfon Special Area of Conservation Project (ISAC 08)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

Background The River Wye has historically been the most productive river in Wales for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). However, in recent decades numbers have declined to around 15% of previous levels. Though present throughout most of the river catchment, salmon are unable to survive in its strongly acidic headwaters. Many of the problems affecting the hea ...
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... and an unnecessary administrative burden. The beneficiary believes that these factors and the associated lack of clarity about key messages being conveyed prevent businesses from becoming more pro-environmental. Objectives The iGreen project aimed to demonstrate how environmental guidance for SMEs can be taken to the ne ...
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Background Waste can amount to a loss of valuable natural resources. It also puts great pressure on the environment through inadequate disposal and the additional impact of extracting and processing new materials, and the manufacturing and distribution of new goods. Although data on waste across the EU is inconsistent, a wide range of different waste stre ...
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Sustainable Use of Regional Funds for Nature (SURF-Nature)

Start date: Dec 31, 2009, End date: Dec 30, 2012,

... DF. For that reason different local, regional and national authorities came together and built up a partnership of 14 partners from 10 different European countries. The partnership is lead by the Environment Agency Austria, the coordination is in the hand of WWF Germany. Regular newsletters inform about activities and news. The website www.surf-nature.eu provides lots of details about project and ...
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Renewable Energies Transfer System (RETS)

Start date: Dec 31, 2009, End date: Dec 30, 2012,

The RETS: Renewable Energies Transfer System project has grown up out of a local experience of economic development through renewable energies (RES) in Northern Alsace (France).The project aims to tackle the challenges of renewable energies for local and regional authorities (and in particular those with less than 25,000 inhabitants) in association with the expertise of existing competency centres ...
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GMES network of users (GNU)

Start date: Oct 1, 2007, End date: Sep 30, 2010,

Currently, the GMES user community is fragmented and incoherent, and, thus, unable to issue common and consolidated statements. GNU intends to initiate a structuring of the GMES demand side by setting up an independent platform that will become the focal point and mouthpiece of European GMES user needs, and, likewise, will foster a systematic dialogue between the stakeholder communities.GNU will a ...
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VEPS - Virtual Environmental Planning System (VEPS)

Start date: May 31, 2003, End date: Nov 30, 2008,

... e of VEPS is to promote the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for e-planning, consultation and communication of citizens view on planning issues, particularly those regarding the environment. Members of the public will be able to view and respond on their home computers to planned changes to their local neighbourhoods. The 4.2 M euro project will seek to achieve this by refini ...
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WaterCost

Start date: Nov 29, 2005, End date: Dec 30, 2007,

... and sustainable measures for the management of groundwater quality, in the context of river basin management plans. The WaterCost project aimed to provide guidance on how to obtain an integrated and environmentally sustainable approach to groundwater protection and management. In overall, the project aimed to help to deliver cleaner groundwater in regions around the North Sea and protection of th ...
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Greening Regional Development Programmes (GRDP)

Start date: Jun 30, 2004, End date: Oct 30, 2007,

GRDP’s overall aim is to deal with this issue by enabling regions to collaborate and share best practice on how the environment can be better integrated into all programmes benefiting from Structural Funds. This is intended to lead to the development of more effective regional programmes that deliver sustainable results for local people. GRDP will also draft a common European methodology for integ ...
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Water4all : Sustainable Groundwater Management (Water4all)

Start date: Sep 25, 2002, End date: Dec 30, 2005,

... eloped, which can be used across Europe. The Guidance Handbook on good practice is used as a tool to influence and shape future policies and planning guidance. The Water4all introduced its work to DG Environment in the work of the Groundwater working groups dealing with the Groundwater Directive.
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TRASP is a continuing vocational training engineering project. Its purpose is twofold: (1) to develop a vocational specialisation course for higher technicians specialising in the treatment of contaminated soils which, by virtue of its multicultural approach, would take account of the diversity of situations in Europe and incorporate a Community approach; (2) to provide SMEs wanting to develop a s ...
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