The Federal Environment Agency Austria, in co-operation with the Latvian EU Presidency, ECOSOC and others, initiated a stakeholder conference in order to take stock of existing knowledge about plastic and microplastic entering the aquatic environment, and to identify steps for effectively counteracting pollution.
Please find more information, including the registration site, here.
To illustrate the various benefits a green economy with real-life examples, and learn how barriers to a greener economy can be addresses effectively, EPAs from across Europe are organising this conference. It is targeted at political decision-makers, public officials and business representatives from both the national and European level.
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Over the years, the Greek Government, following the EU policy and recognizing the need for solutions on environmental problems, has set up a legislative framework and policy measures in order to protect our environment. In 1999, the Greek Government established the National Center for the Environment and Sustainable Development (NCESD) to play a role corresponding to the European Environment Agency's, on a national level. This regulation came into force in 2001. The Center has been fully activated since 2004. The NCESD is based in Athens, is an independent, non-profit organization and is supervised by the Ministry for Environment and Public Works.
National Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
Villa Kazouli, Kifissia, Athens
The role of the National Center for the Environment and Sustainable Development is to:
Tasks and areas of responsibility
The NCESD currently addresses four major thematic areas:
The National Center for the Environment and Sustainable Development (NCESD) currently carries out various activities, related to the above thematic areas. More specifically, the NCESD:
In order to fulfill its mission and carry out its activities, the NCESD has established collaboration with:
All the above organizations assist the Center with sharing information and data.
The Center also establishes collaboration with educational establishments, research institutions, environmental bodies, NGOs, as well as the private sector (experts, researchers and consultants), both on national and international level.
As newly established, the Center has currently 30 members of staff and will be recruiting more in 2009.
Organisation structure and Governance
The National Center for the Environment and Sustainable Development
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