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Italy: Landfill Battaglina, Legambiete Calabria asks municipalities to S.Floro Borgia and to activate the self-defense and stop the work
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Original article in Russian December 28 on the Norwegian state-owned company «Statoil» oil platform «Statfjord A» in the North Sea leak oil and gas. The accident was so dangerous and serious that some employees «Statfjord A» were evacuated by helicopter.
European Union: Access To Official Documents In Pesticides – Ruling Of The General Court In Case T-545-11 Stichting Greenpeace NL And PA
Article by Claudio Mereu and Koen Van Maldegem - Mondaq
On 19 December in front of the Federal Administrative Court: Suit against “Südabkurvung” (change in flight path) is negotiated
(Original article in German) - Leipziger Internet Zeitung - Ralf Julke
The Irish Times - Council warns of risks of ‘light touch’ regulatory approach to renewable energy
The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress reaches the halfway mark to entry into force with ratification by Hungary
Montreal, 17 December 2013 – The Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety reached the halfway mark to entry into force after Hungary deposited the 20th instrument of ratification on 9 December 2013. The Supplementary Protocol will enter into force on the 90th day after the date of deposit of the 40th instrument of ratification, accession, acceptance or approval by the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
13th December 2013, inaugural address by Muhammad Habibur Rahman (a former chief justice of the Bangladesh Supreme Court and the chief adviser of caretaker government 1996)
(Original article in Spanish) - The judgment of TSJN says he should have provided environmental information requested. Stresses the obligation to broadcast and made available to the public
The Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England, Bristol has produced a Science for Environment Policy In-depth Report on Environmental Citizen Science for the European Commission DG Environment (December 2013)
Reuters - Public will be able to access emissions data from 426 businesses in industrial, agricultural and other sectors.
New book (available in e-form): Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: Implementation of the Aarhus Convention
The following book is now available (also in electronic form): Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: Implementation of the Aarhus Convention (Hana Müllerová et al., 2013).
November 2013: At the Global Roundtable on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs), participants discussed successes and challenges in implementing the PRTR Protocol to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention), as well as other PRTRs in place or being developed outside the Protocol context. The round table event took place on 19 November 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(Original article in Russian) Civic Forum - one of the key events for NGOs, which like a mirror reflects current trends in the policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in relation to civil society. His opinion on the outcome of the Civil Forum VI in an interview BNews.kz shared head of public association "Institute of Human Health" Dmitry Tereshkevich.
The Telegraph - HS2 protesters have just 57 days to object to a 50,000-page Bill. We meet the campaigners facing an uphill task.
(Original article in Spanish). Twenty organizations submitted to the Head of Unit Protection of Water and Marine Environment of the European Commission, Peter Gammeltoft, a report showing serious breaches European law of the derived rules of the Memorandum of the Tajo-Segura (TTS). Refers to the amendments to the Draft Environmental Assessment Act, which is expected to approve on Thursday in Congress. The reporting is the first step to a complaint.
(Original article in German) Berlin - The European Commission may wish to withdraw its proposal for a Soil Protection Framework Directive. In a press statement by the EU Commission for the REFIT program (Regulatory fitness and performance programs), reduce bureaucracy and simplify legislation should, it says: "For a number of proposals that are blocked by co-decision, there is little prospect that the process can be completed., the Commission considers therefore withdraw some suggestions, including soil protection directive ... "
Shropshire Star: A public inquiry into whether windfarms should be built in Mid Wales and linked to the power supply in Shropshire should be suspended, an MP claimed today.
WARSAW (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Russia on Thursday to be lenient to Greenpeace activists detained for a protest against Arctic oil drilling, saying environmentalists played a key role in society.
A Global Round Table on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, chaired by Belgium and Japan, will be held on 19 November 2013 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is co-organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in cooperation with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) with a view to promoting the transfer of knowledge and fostering environmental democracy around the globe. It demonstrates remarkable synergies between the three organizations, which have matched capacities and expertise for the first time to co-organize a joint meeting.