Environmental policy document catalogue
This catalogue lists the documents relevant to current environmental policy in Europe. In particular, the documents set out the environmental objectives, targets and reporting obligations which underpin much of EEA with data and indicators.
The 'new' F-Gas Regulation 517/2014 maintains many measures of the 'old' F-Gas Regulation 842/2006, in particular related to leak prevention, recovery, certification of technicians and selected restrictions on the use and marketing of F-gases. Large reductions in F-gas use and emissions are expected from a new measure, which will progressively cap allowed sales of HFCs on the EU market ('phase-down'). Reductions are also expected from bans of F-gases with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP).
1999 Protocol to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone to the Convention on Long range Transboundary Air Pollution, as amended on 4 May 2012.
Decision No 1600/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 July 2002 laying down the Sixth Community Environment Action Programme (OJ L 242, 10.9.2002, pp. 1–15).
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EC, 2014 - My priorities , by Jean-Claude Juncker
Tackling the demographic challenge to create growth and jobs - Commission proposal for a renewed Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP)' (ec.europa.eu//digital-agenda/en/news/tackling-demographic-challenge-create-growth-and-jobs-commission-proposal-renewed-ambient) accessed 23 January 2015.
For the first time in history, the vast majority of Europe's citizens are able to lead active, healthy and participative lives well into old age. At the same time, ageing societies bring new opportunities to innovative firms through the demand for new or adapted goods and services.However, the combination of ageing and low birth rates also poses major economic, budgetary and social challenges.
References to climate change particularly in Regulation 1307/2013 (direct payments for farmers), Regulation 1306/2013 (so-called horizontal issues such as funding and controls: Articles 12 and 93, Annex I) and Regulation 1305/2013 (rural development: Articles 5, 7, 15, 28, 34, 35, 53 and 55).
The European drought observatory (EDO) is a service run by the EC’s Joint Research Centre. The EDO pages contain drought-relevant information such as maps of indicators derived from different data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content).
EC, 2014, Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.
2010 biodiversity target 'to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity decline by 2010'
EEC, 1975, Council directive 75/442/EEC of 15 July 1975 on waste (OJ L 194, 25.7.1975, p.39-41), 75/442/EEC
Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on air pollution (COM(2005) 0446 final)
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report
The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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