A four volumes book series "Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management" edited by Hungarian scientists (Katalin Gruiz: Budapest University of Technology, Budapest, Hungary, Éva Fenyvesi: Cyclodextrin Research and Development Ltd, Budapest, Hungary, Tamas Meggyes: Berlin, Germany) was published by CRC Press, member of the Taylor & Francis publishing group.
The book series deals with environmental management, assessment & monitoring tools, environmental toxicology and risk reduction technologies and focuses on the state of knowledge concerning the environment and its conscious and structured application in environmental engineering, management, decision making and legislation.
The European Commission organises a 'Soil stakeholders' conference' in Brussels on 5 December 2016. The event is a contribution of the European Commission to the World Soil Day 2016 aiming at raising awareness on the importance of soils and the ecosystem services that they deliver. It is also part of the implementation of the EU Soil Thematic Strategy.
ECHA proposes a restriction on decaBDE, a brominated flame retardant used in plastics and textiles.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has, at the request of the European Commission, submitted a report proposing a restriction on the manufacturing, use and placing on the market of bis(pentabromophenyl) ether (decaBDE), and on articles containing decaBDE in concentrations greater than 0.1% by weight. ECHA has collaborated with the Norwegian Environment Agency throughout the drafting of the restriction proposal.
France has registered its intention in 2013 to submit an REACH Annex XVII restriction proposal for bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper.
Bisphenol A, also commonly referred to as BPA, is an organic chemical which is the essential basic building block (intermediate) for high performance polymer plastics and coatings, mainly polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Many countries has banned the use of BPA in infant feeding (baby) bottles.
The opinion from the French National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labour (Anses) published in April 2013 confirms the health effects of bisphenol A, particularly for pregnant women in terms of potential risks to the unborn child. Some exposure situations, mainly related to the handling of thermal paper (cash register receipts, credit card receipts, etc.), leading to potential risk for human health have been identified. Therefore, France submitted its proposal on 17-01-2014 for the restriction of BPA in thermal paper.
A SOILUTIL projekt konzorciuma projektzáró konferenciát szervez.
Részletek az alábbi oldalon:
SOILUTIL Konferencia és Helyszíni Bemutató, 2013. november 14-15, Budapest
Learning Today for a Sustainable Future - UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development
10-12 November 2014, Aichi-Nagoya and Stakeholder Meetings, 4-8 November 2014, Okayama, Japan
Environmental, economic and social indicators tell us that our current model of progress is unsustainable. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course (UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon).
An animated film, LET’S TALK ABOUT SOIL, was produced for the World Soil Day by designer and animator Uli Henrik Streckenbach for the Global Soil Week and the Global Soil Partnership with the support of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) – Global Soil Forum, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Deutsche Welle.
The CDFILTER project (TECH_08-A4/2-2008-0161) supported by the National Development Agency has been finished. The coordinator CycloLab Cyclodextrin R&D Laboratory Ltd., and the partners in the conzorcium: ORGANICA Technologies Ltd., Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd., Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Sciences, Cooperative Research Centre for Environmental Sciences has fulfilled the main objectives.