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EU programmes and projects

Links to European Commission sites and projects for sustainability and the environment

 

Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP)

EU Web portal:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/etap/index_en.htm

 

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
EU Web portal:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eussd/escp_en.htm

 

Sustainable use of natural resources

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/natres/index.htm

 

ENERGY

EU Web portal: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/index_en.htm

Summary of current legislation:
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/energy/index_en.htm

 

Intelligent Europe:
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/projects/index_en.htm

Major draft laws or debates:

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament
and of the Council on the indication by labelling and standard
product information of the consumption of energy and other
resources by energy-related products (recast)
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=5715632

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament
and of the Council on labelling of tyres with respect to fuel
efficiency and other essential parameters
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=5715442

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament
and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings
(recast)
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=5716032

Ecodesign requirements for energy related products
(repeal. Directive 2005/32/EC, recast).
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=5667632

Energy labelling of televisions
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P6-TA-2009-0357+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN

Advocacy platforms:
Public consultations:
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/consultations/index_en.htm
Eco-design - Consultation Forum:
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/ecodesign/forum_en.htm

CLIMATE CHANGE
EU Web portal:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/home_en.htm

Summary of current legislation:
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/environment/tackling_climate_change/index_en.htm

Funding opportunities:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/intro_en.htm

Major draft laws or debates:
Towards a European framework for action on adapting
to climate change. White Paper:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9752923
Council conclusions:
http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/09/st10/st10435.en09.pdf

International climate change negotiations
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/future_action.htm

Commission proposal for a Directive on the geological
storage of carbon dioxide
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/ccs/eccp1_en.htm

ECOSYSTEMS
EU Web portal:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/index_en.htm

Summary of current legislation:
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/environment/nature_and_biodiversity/index_en.htm

Funding opportunities:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/intro_en.htm

Major draft laws or debates:
Combat illegal timber (Obligations of operators who
place timber and timber products on the market)
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=5704232

Advocacy platforms:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/partnerships/index_en.htm

WATER
EU Web portal:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/index_en.htm

Summary of current legislation:
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/environment/water_protection_management/index_en.htm

Funding opportunities:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/intro_en.htm

Major draft laws or debates: none

Advocacy platforms:
European Water Initiative:http://www.euwi.net/

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
EU Web portal:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eussd/escp_en.htm

Summary of current legislation: (see web portal)

Funding opportunities:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/call_en.htm

Major draft laws or debates:
Integrated pollution prevention and control:
industrial emissions, titanium dioxide industry, use of organic
solvents, incineration of waste, large combustion plants
(repeal. Directives 78/176/EEC, 82/883/EEC, 92/112/EEC,
96/61/EC, 1999/13/EC, 2000/76/EC and 2001/80/EC). Recast
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=5578652

Advocacy platforms:
Retail Forum
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/industry/retail/index_en.htm
European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production
Brussels Tax Forum:

https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/
Eco-innovation projects in Europe:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/index_en.htm