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Germany’s EU Council Presidency in 2007. Focal issue: Environment - Innovation – Employment. Focal issue : Environment - Innovation – Employment. Strategic approach for the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU): Environmental policy is also economic policy – ecological industrial policy

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Germany s eu council presidency in 2007

Germany’s EU Council Presidency in 2007

Focal issue: Environment - Innovation – Employment


Focal issue environment innovation employment

Focal issue: Environment - Innovation – Employment

Strategic approach for the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU):

Environmental policy is also economic policy – ecological industrial policy

Competition and employment are strengthened by the development of resource- and energy-efficient technologies

The global challenges of climate protection and resource shortages necessitate “green” innovations

Ecological industrial policy comprises a comprehensive package of measures and must become a concrete element of the Lisbon Strategy

Operationalisation through concrete EU dossiers andthe informal meeting of EU Environment Ministers in Essen


Ecological industrial policy

Climate policy

Energy policy

Environmentally sound mobility

Biodiversity

Cross-cutting issues: Lisbon Strategy

Restricting hazardous substance emissions in the water sector

Waste policy

Chemicals policy

Soil conservation

Others

I. Focal points of the Presidency

Priorities

II. Further key issues


  • ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL

  • 20 FEBRUARY 2007

  • 1. Climate Change

    • Council conclusions

  • 2. Contribution to the Spring European Council (“Key Issues Paper”)

    • Council conclusions

  • 3. Proposal for a Directive for inclusion of aviation in the EU emission trading scheme

    • Policy debate

  • 4. Review of the Community Strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars

    • Policy debate

  • 5. Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides

  • Council conclusions

  • 6. Adaptation to Climate Change / Symposium on Climate Change and the European Water Dimension, Vulnerability - Impacts - Adaptation (12 – 14 February 2007, Berlin)

    • Presentation of the Green Paper by the Commission

    • Information from the Presidency

  • 7. Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection

  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/EC

  • - Policy debate

  • 8. Biodiversity: Preparation of the Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9) (Bonn, 19 to 30 May 2008)

  • - Information from the Presidency


  • ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL

  • 28 / (poss.) 29 JUNE 2007

  • 1. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste

    • Political agreement

  • 2. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC

    • Political agreement

  • 3. Review of the EU emissions trading scheme

    • Council conclusions

  • 4. Biodiversity: Preparation of the Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9) (Bonn, 19 to 30 May 2008)

    • Council conclusions

  • 5. Proposal for a Directive for inclusion of aviation in the EU emission trading scheme

    • Progress report / Political agreement

  • 6. Review of the 6th Environment Action Plan

    • Council conclusions

  • 7. Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the banning of exports and the safe storage of metallic mercury

    • Political agreement

  • 8. Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 98/70 relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels

    • Political agreement

  • 9. Environment, innovation, employment (from the informal meeting of environment ministers)

  • - Council conclusions

  • 10.Review of the Community Strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars

  • - Council conclusions

  • 11. Revision of the EU regulation on Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention (PIC-regulation)

  • - Political agreement

  • 12. (poss.) Exhaust gas emission from heavy duty vehicles (EURO VI)

  • - Presentation by the Commission / (poss.) Policy debate

  • (poss.) Green Paper of the Commission on ship dismantling

    • Presentation by the Commission / (poss.) Policy debate

  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the council establishing a framework for Community action to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides

    • Information by the Presidency


  • 2nd readings

  • Air Quality Directive

  • Flooding Directive

  • (?) Marine Environment (?)

  • Conciliation

  • Life +


Focal points of the presidency in the field of
Focal points of the Presidency in the field of.…

Action Plan Energy Policy for Europe

  • Further development of internal electricity / gas market

  • “Clean coal”

  • Energy efficiency

  • Renewable energies

  • International energy relations



Working Party on International Environmental Issues (WPIEI)

during German Presidency of the EU

January - June 2007



Main International Environmental Meetings

during Germany’s EU presidency

January - June 2007

24th session of the United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP)

Governing Council and the Ministerial Forum

February 5-9, Nairobi

3rd ASEM Environment Ministers’ Meeting

March 13-15, Copenhagen

3rd Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (COP-3)

April 30-May 4, Dakar

15th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)

April 30-Mai 11, New York

14th Conference of the Parties on the CITES Convention

June 3-15, Den Haag


Important meetings and conferences

during Germany’s EU presidency

January - June 2007

1. Meetings of the Council of the European Union

February 20, 2007 Environment Council, Brussels

June 1-3, 2007 Environment (informal), Essen

June 28-29, 2007 Environment Council, Luxembourg

2. Presidency Conferences

January 11-12, 2007 Workshop on Practical Experiences with the Functioning of Compliance Mechanisms under Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Potsdam

January 17-19, 2007 The German EU Presidency Informal Workshop on Climate Change, Potsdam

January 29 – 31, 2007European Renewable Energy Policy Conference, Brussels

February 12-14, 2007Symposium “Time to Adapt Climate Change and the European Water Dimension, Vulnerability - Impacts – Adaption”, Berlin

February 22-23, 2007 EU Policy Workshop on Offshore Wind Power Deployment, Berlin

March 19, 2007 Network of EU Environmental Lawyers, Bonn

March 29-30, 2007 Workshop on Promoting Environment and Resource Conservation in the European Security Strategy, Berlin

April 23-24, 2007 Conference on Nature Conservation, Agriculture and rural Development, Bonn

May 14-15, 2007 EU Nature Directors’ Meeting, Potsdam

May 30 - June 1, 2007 IMPEL-Plenary Meeting, Berlin

May 30-31, 2007 European-Ecolabel-German Presidency Meeting, Berlin

May 30-June 1, 2007 Integrated Product Policy-German Presidency Meeting, Berlin

June 3-5, 2007 European Sustainability Berlin 2007 – ESB07: Linking Policies and Implementation, Berlin

June 17-19, 2007 EU Water Directors’ Meeting, Dresden


List of International Environmental Meetings (Part.1)

International environmental meetings during Germany’s EU presidency (January-June 2007)

January 17-19, 2007 1st Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health, Geneva

January 29-February 1, 2007 International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Plenary Session, Working Group, Paris

February 14-16, 2007 Workshop on UN ECE Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR), Geneva

January, 23-25, 2007 International Symposium on Safety Cases for Deep Disposal of Radioactive Waste – Where do We Stand? Paris

February 26-March 1, 2007 CSD-15 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting, New York

February 28-March 1, 2007 G 8 – Nuclear Safety and Security Group Meeting (NSSG), Bonn

March 6, 2007 HELCOM Stakeholder Conference, Helsinki

March 15-17, 2007 G8 Environmental Ministerial, Potsdam

March, 19-21, 2007 International Commission on Radiation Protection, Main Session, Essen

March 28-29, 2007 Western European Nuclear Regulators Association(WENRA), Prague


List of International Environmental Meetings (Part.2)

April 2-5, 2007 International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Plenary Session, Working Group, Brussels

April 19-20, 2007 3rd CBSS Ministers of Environment meeting held jointly with CBSS Ministers of Agriculture, Stockholm

April 22-27, 2007 International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Nice

April 23-24, 2007 International Conference on Environmental Radioactivity, Vienna

April 25-26, 2007 G 8 – Nuclear Safety and Security Group Meeting (NSSG), Bonn

April 25-27, 2007 2nd Meeting of the Open-ended ad hoc Working Group on Non- Compliance, Dakar

April 30-May 4, 2007 International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Plenary Session, Working Group, Bangkok

May 2-4, 2007 7th meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention, Geneva

May 7-18, 2007 26th Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn

May 21-23, 2007 10th Meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Espoo Convention, Geneva

May 23-25, 2007 International Nuclear Regulators Association (INRA), Madrid

May 24-25, 2007 (poss.) 3rd Meeting of the Signatories to the Protocol on SEA, Geneva

May 28-June 1, 2007 The International Whaling Commission's 59th annual meeting, Anchorage

June 4-8, 2007 27th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, Nairobi

June 25-29, 2007 OSPAR Commission, Ostend


Informal meeting of Environment Ministers: “Environment - Innovation – Employment" - Perspective 2020: what does the EU have to do to support the lead markets of the future?

Goals:

Impetus for progress in developing modern environmental technologies and increasing energy and resource efficiency as a future issue for environmental, economic and employment policies

Highlighting potential for innovations, concrete examples of eco-innovations, e.g. in the energy and transport sectors

EU initiative for an ecological industrial policy, R & D, market launch, regulatory

framework, new foreign trade promotion, institutional measures

Venue: Essen, Zeche Zollverein

Framework programme: exhibition,

visits to model innovative projects in the Ruhr region

Climate-neutral event (certificates for participants)

Key dates

Essen


Key dates

  • European Renewable Energy Policy Conference (BXL) 29-31 Jan 07

  • International Conference on Energy Efficiency 1 Feb 07

  • Symposium “Climate-Water" (Berlin) 12-14 Feb 07

  • EU Council of Energy Ministers (preparations

    for European Council) 15 Feb 07

  • EU Council of Environment Ministers (preparations

    for European Council) 20 Feb 07

  • EU Policy Workshop (offshore wind energy use) 22/23 Feb 2007

  • Spring European Council (topic: energy policy in Europe) 8/9 March 07

  • Informal meeting of Environment Ministers (Essen) 1-3 June 07

  • EU Council of Energy Ministers (with dossiers on renewables) 8 June 07

  • EU Council of Environment Ministers 28 June 07


Sharing of tasks in the Environment Team during the German Presidency of the EU

January – June 2007


Assistant of the Environment Team:

Marie-Anne Volcke

Tel +32 2 787 11 12

Fax+32 2 787 21 12

E-mail [email protected]

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Contact persons for GMO:

Ulrike Kassner Christiane Henning

Tel + 32 2 787 13 45 Tel + 32 2 787 13 44

Fax + 32 2 78723 45 Fax + 32 2 787 23 44

E-mail [email protected] E-mail [email protected]


„You can find something better than death everywhere…….”

“Meeting of the

Environment Working Party”

in Bremen (& Cuxhaven)

in May 2006 (14-16.05.07)




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