New European Pollutant and Transfer Register Launched
This week the European Commission and the European Environment Agency launched a new European Pollutant and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)
12.11.2009 |Anke Stock
This week the European Commission and the European Environment Agency launched a new European Pollutant and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). This is a new Europe-wide register that provides key environmental data from industrial facilities in European Union Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The register is part of the implementation of the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission) PRTR Protocol to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.
The register contains information about the emissions of pollutants to air, water and land by more than 24.000 industrial facilities including annual data for 91 substances, such as heavy metals, pesticides, greenhouse gases and dioxins. The register is accessible at the website of the E-PRTR
WECF board member took part in seminar on CEDAW General Recommendation
Utrecht University organised the seminar in the light of the new CEDAW General Recommendation on gender-related dimensions of disasters in a changing climate
Time for EU to walk the talk on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
As part of SDG Watch Europe WECF calls for a consequent implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by the European Union.
WECF board member speaks at UN Library Geneva Book Launch
WECF Governing Board member Gabriele Köhler speaks at UN Library Geneva Book Launch of the open access Oxfam journal “Gender and Development” devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Case studies from the EWA project in Uganda
In Uganda, WECF works with local partner organisations to introduce gender sensitivity trainings and conservation agriculture. Two participants in the trainings share their views
“In Russia, Kutepova was Considered an Enemy of the State”
Portrait of WECF’s board member Nadezhda Kutepova, who was forced to flee Russia last year