Public Consultation on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive – Monitoring Programmes

Closing Date: 12th September 2014

Mr Alan Kelly T.D., the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, invites submissions and comments on ‘the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Article 11 Monitoring Programmes’. The aim of the Directive is to achieve or maintain Good Environmental Status of the European Union’s marine waters by 2020. It represents the environmental pillar of the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy and its implementation requires a multi-disciplinary approach, including the identification and mapping of the characteristics and […]

Consultation on the Quality of Drinking Water in the EU

Closing Date: 23rd September 2014

The aim of this consultation is to get a better understanding of citizens’ views on the need and the possible range of actions which could be undertaken in order to improve the supply with high quality drinking water. The results of the consultation will be used as input to decide if and where the EU Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC might need improvement. For more information click here. Closing date: 23rd September 2014

Consultation on the future EU initiative on No Net Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Closing Date: 17th October 2014

In the EU, as in other parts of the world, we are continuing to lose biodiversity and with it, the ecosystem services that nature provides to human society. The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 aims to halt biodiversity loss and to conserve ecosystem services. The strategy contains 6 operational targets and 20 associated actions. Action 7 is to ensure no net loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Under action 7, the Commission is foreseen to […]