AGENDA/17/4085  20-10-2017 - Clean Air Forum: Paris, 16 – 17 November 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: Most people living in European cities are exposed to poor air quality. Road transport, agriculture, power plants, industry and households are the biggest emitters of air pollutants in Europe.
IP/17/3429  28-09-2017 - Member States to benefit from over €222 million investments for environment, nature and climate action 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 September 2017 The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to more sustainable and low-carbon future under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action.
MEMO/17/3430  28-09-2017 - Annex* LIFE programme: 2016 projects 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 September 2017 Annex LIFE programme: 2016 projects *The list of projects is correct at the time of publication; further LIFE projects may subsequently be funded from the reserve list. This information will be available on the LIFE website.
IP/17/1948  13-07-2017 - Commission calls for immediate suspension of logging in Poland's Białowieża Forest 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 13 July 2017 Commission refers Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU and requests interim measures to stop logging operations in one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests.
STATEMENT/17/1608  12-06-2017 - G7 Environment Ministers' Meeting - Press Statement, on behalf of the European Union, by Commissioner Karmenu Vella 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 June 2017 I would like to echo the other colleagues and thank Minister Galletti for his excellent hospitality and skillful chairing, as well as the citizens of Bologna for their warm welcome.
STATEMENT/17/1561  08-06-2017 - Joint Statement on the occasion of World Oceans Day 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 June 2017 On the occasion of the World Oceans Day (8 June), Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Karmenu Vella; Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, made the following statement: Today we celebrate World...
AGENDA/17/1385  19-05-2017 - 29 May - 2 June: EU Green Week 2017 - Green jobs for a greener future 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: EU Green Week 2017 will take place from 29 May to 2 June with the theme of 'Green jobs for a greener future'. It will focus on how EU environmental policies are creating green jobs and contributing to economic, sustainable and socially responsible...
IP/17/1438  23-05-2017 - More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 May 2017 More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality...
IP/17/1345  18-05-2017 - EU protects citizens from toxic mercury, paves the way for global action 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 May 2017 Today at the UN headquarters in New York, the European Union has triggered the entry into force of the global treaty aimed at reducing exposure to mercury. The ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, confirms Europe's leading role to protect...
MEMO/17/1344  18-05-2017 - Questions and answers: EU mercury policy and the ratification of the Minamata Convention 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 May 2017 Questions and answers: EU mercury policy and the ratification of the Minamata Convention Why is mercury a problem? Mercury and most of its compounds are highly toxic to humans and the environment.