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News Archive » 2011

News of 2011

Atlantis VII Youth Camp "Young volunteers in Action"
28th July 2011
Workshop on education for sustainable consumption and production with youth volunteers of Red Cross and Red Crescent

For the second time, the Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production (CP/RAC) participated in the Atlantis youth camp organized by the Cooperation Center in the Mediterranean (CCM) of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The 7th edition of Atlantis was held in Hammamet (Tunisia) from the 2nd to the 9th of July and was attended by 68 youths, aged between 18 and 28 years, volunteers of Red Cross and Red Crescent in the Mediterranean.

26th July 2011
Chemical Challenges, Sustainable Solutions

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Secretariat is inviting Parties and NGOs to organize national drawing, photography or short film contests for children and youth. The theme for the competition is “Stockholm at 10: Chemical Challenges, Sustainable Solutions” and what it means to young people around the world.

20th July 2011
Fewer risks from hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

The ban on heavy metals and other dangerous chemicals in electrical and electronic equipment has now been extended to a much wider range of products, with new rules entering into force today. The new law will improve the safety of electronic products such as thermostats, medical devices and control panels, and will prevent the release of hazardous substances into the environment. Member States have 18 months to transpose the new rules.

Cleaner tecnologies capacity building in Albania
3rd July 2011
Minimizing the environmental impact in the olive oil, and poultry farming sectors in Albania

Olive oil production and poultry farming were at the centre of the latest national training course organized in Albania within the framework of the Horizon 2020 CB/MEP project. The two-day training course (30 June- 1 July) introduced trainees to the best environmental practices and cleaner technologies with the overarching goal to minimize the environmental impact of the olive oil and poultry farming sectors.

BAT4MED meeting in Pisa (Italy)
29th June 2011
The BAT4MED project identifies the key industrial sectors to work on

The 2nd Project Management Board Meeting of the BAT4MED project took place from 27th to 29th of June 2011 in Pisa (Italy). The main issues of the agenda were to identify the key industrial sectors where the project will focus, assess the work done in the first 6 months and define next steps until the end of the year. The first study visit included in the project was carried out on Monday 27th in relevant industries from the region in order to learn about their processes and management.

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