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 […]

Consultation on policy options to optimise water reuse in the EU

Closing Date: 7th November 2014

The aim of this consultation is to evaluate the most suitable EU-level instrument/s to foster water reuse, while ensuring the health and environmental safety of water reuse practices and the free trade of food products. The results of the consultation will be used as input for the preparation of the Impact Assessment covering all key areas of potential application of water reuse: agriculture, urban, industrial, and recreational uses (e.g. golf courses, bathing water), groundwater recharge, […]

Public Consultation on the Ratification by the EU of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Closing Date: 14th November 2014

The aim of this consultation is to solicit stakeholders’ input on specific issues related to the implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The results of the consultation will be used as input for the preparation of the Impact Assessment covering specific key areas where EU legislation may need to be amended such as: Import restrictions for metallic mercury from non-Parties to the Convention; Export ban for certain products containing mercury; Mercury use in new […]