EU programmes and projects

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

 

Raw Materials

EU Web portal:

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/raw-materials/index_en.htm

 

Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP)

EU Web portal:

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

 

Life Cycle Thinking and Assessment

EU Web portal:
http://lca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

 

 

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/inde...

Funding opportunities:
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/grants/index_en.htm

 

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

Major draft laws or debates:
Debate on the main challenges and opportunities for the transport
sector in the long term
Current status:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/strategies/2009_futu...

Directive 1999/94/EC relating to the availability of
consumer information on fuel economy and CO2 emissions in
respect of the marketing of new passenger cars (recast).
Current status:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/transport/co2/...

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=571...

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=571...

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=571...

Ecodesign requirements for energy related products
(repeal. Directive 2005/32/EC, recast).
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=566...

Energy labelling of televisions
Current status:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubR...

Advocacy platforms:
Public consultations:
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/consultations/index_en.htm
Eco-design - Consultation Forum:
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/ecodesign/fo...
BUILD UP Communities:
http://www.buildup.eu/communities

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

Summary of current legislation:
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/environment...
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/climate_act...

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=975...
Council conclusions:
http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/09/st10...

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

Commission proposal for a Directive on the geological
storage of carbon dioxide
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/ccs/eccp1_e...

Advocacy platforms:
http://europa.eu/debateeurope/climate-change/index...

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

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

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=570...

Advocacy platforms:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/partnership...

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

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

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/cal...

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=557...

Advocacy platforms:
Retail Forum
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/industry/retail/in...
European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production
(SCP) Round Table ;
http://pr.euractiv.com/files/Food%20stakeholders%2...
Brussels Tax Forum:
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/gen_...
Eco-innovation projects in Europe:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/ind...