EEL News Service 2005/15, 8 September 2005

Added to Legislation and to Policy areas, Dangerous Substances:

* Commission Decision 2005/618/EC amending Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council for the purpose of establishing the maximum concentration values for certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
Commission adopted rules allowing low levels of six banned substances in electronics equipment after EU Member States failed to decide for or against its proposal. The decision amends the RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances directive) as of 1 July 2006, when the directive’s prohibitions will also take effect.

Added to Legislation and to Policy areas, Air:

* Commission Decision 2005/625/EC determining the quantities of methyl bromide permitted to be used for critical uses in the European Community from 1 January to 31 December 2005 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council on substances that deplete the ozone layer:
EU consumption in 2005 of ozone-depleting pesticide methyl bromide has been officially capped at 2,777 tones. Specific permitted uses in each country are listed in the decision.

Added to the following Dossiers, European Climate Policy, Precautionary Principle, Air Quality and Aarhus convention:
A selection of books, articles, journals and websites were added on these topics.

Updates on National Pages:

* Greece:
New updates include Greek National Allocation Plan (NAP) 2005-07 and NGO links.

*France, Belgium, Switzerland and United Kingdom:
The academic books and useful website on the national law were added on these pages, as well as text of constitution.

Added to Job Postings:

* Project Manager and Project Coordinator, Tbilisi, Georgia(deadline: September 15,
CENN – Caucasus Environmental NGO Network is looking for a Manager and a Coordinator for the CENN regional project Development of Local Capacities and Public Awareness for Better Energy Governance – 2nd Phase, for a period of months 6 months (with possibility of extension), from the 1st October  2005.
Interested candidate send CV and cover letter until 5 PM, September 15, 2005 to CENN office, via the following e-mail: CENN – Caucasus Environmental NGO Network
More information at:
* Environmental Law expert (deadline: 16 September 2005)
EPTISA is looking for an Environmental Lawyers to cover several Long Term and Short Term positions to help at the preparation of an Environmental Legislation project in Macedonia from November 2005 for a period of 14 months.
Interested candidates can write to Alvaro Diez:
More information at
*National Coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme: ““Reducing Trans-boundary Degradation of the Kura-Aras River Basin” Tbilisi, Georgia (Deadline 7 September 2005).
The national coordinator will work on a project which aims to ensure that the quality and quantity of the water throughout the Kura-Aras river system meets the short and long-term needs of the ecosystem and of the communities using the ecosystem.
CV and cover letter should be submit to Ms. Mariam Shotadze, at with CCs sent to Mr. Juerg Staudenmann, Water at and Mr. Tim Turner at no later than 7 September 2005.
More information at:

Added to reviews, book reviews:

*The Czech Republic Strategy for Sustainable Development, 2005, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Prague, 2005
Through Sustainable Development, the Government of Czech Republic hopes to obtain greater economic growth and consequently higher quality of life for the present and future generations. Thus, in a first part there is an overview of the Czech situation, including the main challenges in each domain: economic, social, environmental and educational fields as well as concerning its international and European position and its governance. The two following parts develop the principles and main elements in each field of the sustainable development strategy the government adopted. Finally, the two last parts explain how it envisages to finance and monitor this strategy. The aim of this publication is to introduce the strategy for Sustainable Development to the general and professional public. The report was prepared by the EEL partner organisation, the institute for environmental policy (IEP).

Added to Upcoming Events:
* 13-15 September 2005, Recycling & Waste Management 2005, Birmingham, UK
The event demonstrates the latest products and services from over 300 companies and features an outdoor demonstration area, specialised seminar sessions and Legislation and Employment Zone.
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* 19-20 September 2005, Transport & Sustainable Mobility, Brussels, Belgium
The event will focus on Euro V legislation, limiting emissions from transport. The legislation affects any organisation associated with vehicles in the EU, and the development of sustainable forms of mobility and the manufacture of vehicles for sale and use within the EU.
More information at:

* 22-23 September 2005, 7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum, London, UK

* 28-29 September 2005, European Emissions Trading 2005, Brussels, Belgium
The event aims at optimising carbon strategies in phase 1 and prepare fro phase 2 of the EU ETS. It includes case studies and policy makers’ presentations.
More information at:

* 30 September 2005, FEAD Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary
The topic of this event is Waste Management Legislation in the Extended Europe: Transformation and Implementation. Besides the Hungarian waste market, the programme focuses on the revision of the WSR and the WFD, TS on Waste Prevention and Recycling and the link between CO2 emissions trading.
More information at:

*5 December 2005, Environment Daily’s REACH conference, Crowne Plaza, Brussels, Belgium
The focus of the conference will be on what REACH will look like, how it can be introduced and how you can achieve compliance. The conference will cover the key issues facing individuals in the chemical supply chain: Workability, cost, competitiveness and data requirements, risk assessment, testing and regulation.
More information at:

 *28 – 30 June 2006, Second International Conference on Quantified Eco-Efficiency Analysis for Sustainability,Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
More information at:

Wybe Th. Douma (T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)
Jens Hamer (Academy of European Law, Trier)

Daria Ratsiborinskaya (Institute of European law, MGIMO-University, Moscow)

Technical realisation:
Marco van der Harst, Julien J.M. Simon
(T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)