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Environmental Impact Assessment Explained

December 28th, 2017

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the measurement of the anticipated effects of a proposed project or development on the environment. The purpose of the EIA process is to ensure that: All projects that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment are assessed.  People are fully aware of the likely effects of the...

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What is an Appropriate Assessment?

December 26th, 2017

An Appropriate Assessment involves a case by case examination of the implications of a development or activity for a Natura 2000 site and its conservation objectives. The EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) placed an obligation on Member States of the EU to establish the Natura 2000 Network.  The Natura 2000 Network is a network of important...

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Environmental Impact Assessment Explained

July 25th, 2017

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the measurement of the anticipated effects of a proposed project or development on the environment. The purpose of the EIA process is to ensure that: All projects that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment are assessed. People are fully aware of the likely effects of the...

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What is involved with an Appropriate Assessment?

July 24th, 2017

An Appropriate Assessment involves a case by case examination of the implications of a development or activity for a Natura 2000 site and its conservation objectives. The EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) placed an obligation on Member States of the EU to establish the Natura 2000 Network.  The Natura 2000 Network is a network of important...

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UL scientist given €1.5m for clean energy research

July 10th, 2017

A University of Limerick (UL) researcher has been given €1.5m for pioneering work on generating clean energy through photosynthesis – the only Irish scientist granted by the European Research Council (ERC) in the physical science field this year. Electrochemist and lecturer Dr Micheál Scanlon is one of only three Irish-based researchers overall to be awarded...

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What is an Appropriate Assessment?

March 07th, 2017

An Appropriate Assessment involves a case by case examination of the implications of a development or activity for a Natura 2000 site and its conservation objectives. The EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) placed an obligation on Member States of the EU to establish the Natura 2000 Network.  The Natura 2000 Network is a network of important...

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New call for proposals on circular economy research & innovation

December 14th, 2015

How can new Horizon 2020 circular economy research & innovation projects benefit from the experience of existing projects funded under different EU programmes? On 8 December 2015 EASME organised a kick-off & networking meeting for 21 waste-related research & innovation projects to help them share their knowledge and explore synergies. The meeting marked the official...

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Sustainability Research Call 2015

June 23rd, 2015

The Sustainability Pillar of the EPA Research Programme has been allocated funding of approximately €2.75m for new commitments in the 2015 Research Call. The Sustainability Research Call 2015 was opened on 10 June 2015. The overall aim of the Sustainability pillar of the EPA’s Research Programme 2014-2020 is designed to identify pressures, inform policy and...

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Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)

February 18th, 2015

Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is the establishment or validation of environmental technology performance by qualified third parties based on test data generated through testing using established protocols or specific requirements. The European Commission launched a voluntary scheme for ETV on an experimental basis: the EU ETV pilot programme. The programme is intended for innovative technologies...

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ECHA guidance for SME to support R&D and innovation

January 12th, 2015

To support innovation, especially by SMEs, ECHA has published an update to its Guidance on Scientific Research and Development (SR&D) and Product and Process Orientated Research and Development (PPORD) simultaneously with a new Guidance in a nutshell on the same subject. The REACH Regulation aims to ensure “a high level of protection of human health...

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