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IMPEL Cross Cutting Tools and Approaches Expert Team Meeting
IMPEL Cross Cutting Tools and Approaches Expert Team Meeting took place on 27 September 2023 in Rome at the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) headquarters. Projects under IMPEL Cross Cutting Tools and Approaches Expert Team have also organised back-to-back events with this meeting.
17 Oct, 2023
IMPEL Waste Management and Circular Economy Project held a training session in Bucharest
On 4–6 of October, a three-day training session took place, in Bucharest, Romania, organised within the umbrella of the IMPEL project “Waste Management and Circular Economy”. The meeting was attended my 25 environmental experts (mainly inspectors and permit writers) from different countries and from Romania. In addition, over 60 IMPEL members attended online.
13 Oct, 2023
REACH Regulation and Circular Economy Guideline is now available
In order to promote circular economy, the concepts of ‘by-product’ and ‘End-of-Waste’ are highly relevant. REACH does not apply to waste. But REACH does apply to by-products and end-of-waste. According to the Waste Framework Directive, a material can only achieve a by-product or end-of-waste status if it complies with applicable legislation and standards, one of which is REACH.
12 Oct, 2023
IMPEL Implementation of the Bird and Habitat Directives at European Aerodromes Project made aerodrome visits in Denmark
Aerodromes cover a significant part of Europe, scattered all over the continent, hosting a wide variety of Europe’s plant and animal species. Some of these animals, especially the heavy and/or flocking species of birds, are one of the major hazards for aviation.
05 Oct, 2023
Final statement – 4 Networks Conference
The Four Networks, IMPEL – European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law,EUFJE – The European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment, ENPE – European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment, and EnviCrimeNet, have today released a statement following the successful 4 Networks Conference, held in Rome last week.
04 Oct, 2023
Trend reversal in groundwater pollution mini-conference was held in Frankfurt
On 4 September 2023, the IMPEL project “Trend reversal in groundwater pollution” held a mini-conference in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). 29 administrative and scientific experts from seven countries (Germany, Albania, Denmark, Hungary, Luxembourg, Romania and the United Kingdom) discussed the pollution of groundwater by nitrate, pesticides, salt and other harmful substances from diffuse sources, and the best practices how to reverse negative trends.
27 Sep, 2023
Results of IMPEL Water and Land Remediation Project were presented at AquaConSoil 2023
Water and Land Remediation Project Manager Marco Falconi attended the AquaConSoil 2023 Conference that is taking place in Prague from 11 to 15 September 2023. Marco Falconi presented the results of IMPEL Water and Land Remediation Project at the Conference on 13 September 2023 under TOPIC 3: Sustainable remediation, emerging contaminants and prevention towards zero pollution.
14 Sep, 2023
Originally shared via the IMPEL email newsletter on Tuesday 31 October.