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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


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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


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  • 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


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  • 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


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  • 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



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Working Party on International Environmental Issues (WPIEI)

during German Presidency of the EU

January - June 2007



Germany s eu council presidency in 2007 1332458

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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

January – June 2007


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Assistant of the Environment Team:

Marie-Anne Volcke

Tel +32 2 787 11 12

Fax+32 2 787 21 12

E-mail marie-anne.volcke@diplo.de

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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 ulrike.kassner@diplo.de E-mail christiane.henning@diplo.de


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

“Meeting of the

Environment Working Party”

in Bremen (& Cuxhaven)

in May 2006 (14-16.05.07)