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2021-08-12
CEN Workshop proposal on 'KEY-BIOWASTE'

 

CEN Workshop proposal on 'Key factors for the successful implementation of urban biowaste selective collection schemes’ (KEY-BIOWASTE).

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EN in the spotlight
2021-04-16
New CWA 17675 provides a clear mapping of tools for carbon management in Europe

 

Many initiatives have been launched both at national and European level to achieve the European objectives for climate and energy by 2030 and for the Paris Agreement. One of these is now a reference about environmental policies and governmental actions: CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 17675Mapping of the mandatory and voluntary Carbon Management framework in the EU’.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-03-22
New standard helps adapting to climate change: EN ISO 14091:2021

 

Climate change impacts are already affecting ecological and socio-economic systems, and it is anticipated that these impacts will continue well into the future. Organisations of all types and sizes have increasing needs to understand, mitigate and manage climate change risks. A recently published standard, EN ISO 14091:2021Adaptation to climate change - Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment’ offers organisations a consistent, structured and pragmatic approach to understanding their vulnerabilities and to preventing or mitigating negative consequences caused by climate change, while taking advantage of opportunities. 

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News
2021-03-01
For the European Commission, standards are crucial for the European climate adaptation policy

 

On 24 February 2021 the European Commission adopted the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change.

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2021-02-03
The EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan

 

The European Commission released its new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) in support of the European Green Deal on 11 March 2020.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-01-19
A new standard in preparation will allow for easier tracing of oil pollution

 

Under the leadership of NEN, the Dutch National Standardization Body, CEN/TC 19 'Gaseous and liquid fuels, lubricants and related products of petroleum, synthetic and biological origin' started to improve the existing European standards for the identification of oil pollution in 2018.

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2020-10-26
A new CEN TC will develop standards for Life Cycle Management and Circular Design of fishing gear

 

‘The main challenges regarding the fishing gear of the future will be to design gear with a maximum lifespan, suitable for re-use and/or recycling and with a minimum risk of losing, abandoning or discarding it before the end of its life’, recognises the Workshop Report ‘Re-imagining gear in a Circular Economy’, issued in January 2020.

 

 

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2020-10-23
Standardization: what impact on sustainable development?

 

The European Union counts on the publication of new standards on sustainable development, which will help implement its Green Deal.

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2020-07-08
Standards in support of the Green Deal: CEN and CENELEC’s new position paper

 

Through the Green Deal, the European Commission has set a series of ambitious goals to transition towards a fully green economy and reach the global climate target of net zero by 2050. To reach these objectives, all actors involved will have to rethink the way to produce and consume, the way our infrastructures work, the use of resources and the functioning of transportation systems.

 

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