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  • SPANISH PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 2010ENVIRONMENTAL WORK PROGRAMME

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  • NEW INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKImplementation of the Lisbon TreatyRenewal of the CommissionNew European Parliament: 7th Legislative Term

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  • TRIO PRESIDENCY STRATEGIC PRIORITIESStrategy EU 2020Climate change, Energy and BiodiversityDevelopment of an Action Plan for the Stockholm Programme JHAContinuation of enlargement process, and strive to improve effectiveness, coherence and visibility of external action of EUImplementation of Lisbon Treaty

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  • SPANISH PRESIDENCYENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES

    Climate changeBiodiversityWater and marine environmentEnvironmental quality

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  • Priority area 1: Climate change 1/2Four main pillars:Climate change-energy combination as a transversal backbone Debate about EU 2020 Strategy offers opportunity to promote transformation of the current economic and energy model into a low-carbon and sustainable model and as the appropriate way to construct a global solution for the current financial and economic crisis Implementations and successful application of international and EU agreementsPromote the implementation of the agreements reached in Copenhagen and support the adoption of measures foreseen in EU climate and energy package

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  • Priority area 1: Climate change 2/2

    Regional cooperation on climate change and energy issues to strengthen the role of the EU as a global actor; Particular focus on financial flows and environmental technologies (Mitigating and adapting to climate change and Improving energy efficiency and renewable energy) Major meetings:EU - Latin America Summit (EU-LAC)EU - United States Summit (EU-US)Biannual Euro - Mediterranean Summit (EU-MED)EU-Canada SummitEU- Russia SummitEU-Japan Summit

    Water management and adaptation to climate change Sectoral priority for the EU, and a point of reference for development assistance policy, particularly in the Mediterranean region and Latin America

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  • Priority Area 2: BiodiversityEU Post-2010 biodiversity targetHigh-level conference in Madrid, 26-27 JanuaryEnvironment Council ConclusionsAdoption by Spring European CouncilConvention Biological Diversity (CBD)-COP10 (18 - 29 October 2010)Council Conclusions on the CBD Strategic PlanCouncil Conclusions on an ABS RegimeCITES-COP15 (13-25 March 2010)Council Decision as A PointForest protectionHigh Level Conference on Forest protection, biodiversity conservation and fight against forest firesCouncil Conclusions

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  • Priority area 3 :Water and marine environment

    Adopt a Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean (Barcelona Ministerial Conference)Taking action in the fight against droughts and water scarcity following the COM White Paper on adaptation to climate changeSupport the Iberoamerican Water Programme (capacity building, institutional relations, technological transfer)Implement the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and promote the establishement of environmental objectives to achieve the Good Environmental Status of Marine Waters

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  • Priority area 4: Environmental QualityFinal Agreement on Industrial Emissions DirectiveAdvance to First Reading agreement on CO2 Emission Reduction Regulation for light commercial vehiclesAgreement ??? on the Soil Framework DirectiveAdopt mandate on Mercury International negotiationsAdvance to First Reading agreement on RoHS Directive (Restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment)Advance to First Reading agreement on WEEEs Directive (waste electrical and electronic equipment)Advance to Political agreement on Biocides RegulationEncourage initiatives for the management of BiowastePromote actions in the framework of International Conventions for sustainable scrapping and recycling of ships

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  • COUNCIL MEETINGS

    Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers, 15-17 January, Sevilla (back-to-back with Informal Meeting of Energy Ministers)Environment Council, 15 March, BrusselsEnvironment Council, 21 June, LuxembourgEuropean Council, 25-26 MarchEuropean Council, 17-18 June

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  • LEGISLATIVE FILESExisting:Proposal for Directive Industrial Emissions Directive, IPPCProposal for a Regulation on reducing CO2 emissions from commercial light vehiclesProposal for a Soil Framework DirectiveProposal for Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)Proposal for Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)Proposal for a Regulation concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal productsExpected:Proposal for a Directive on Biowaste

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  • Environment Council, 15 March-provisional Agenda (1/2)

    Legislative deliberationsProposal for a Regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from light commercial vehiclesPolicy debateProposal for a Soil Framework Directive(poss) Political Agreement

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  • Environment Council, 15 March-provisional Agenda (2/2)Non legislative activitiesClimate changeCouncil conclusionsBiodiversityCouncil conclusionsCommission Communication on the EU 2020 StrategyPresentation by Commission and exchange of viewsReport from the Commission on the Assessment of the links between the Hong Kong Convention, the Basel Convention and the EU Regulation on shipments of wastePresentation by the Commission and exchange of views

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  • Environment Council, 21 June-provisional Agenda (1/2)Legislative deliberationsProposal for a Regulation concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidesProgress Report/(poss) Political agreement Directive Restriction use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)(poss) Political Agreement Directive waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)(poss) Political Agreement CO2 Emissions from Light Commercial VehiclesProgress Report/(poss) Political agreement Proposal for a Directive on BiowastePresentation by the Commission/(poss) policy debate

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  • Environment Council, 21 June-provisional Agenda (2/2)Non legislative activitiesClimate ChangeCouncil conclusions (Poss) Biodiversity Council conclusions Cartagena Protocol on BiosafetyCouncil Conclusions Forest protectionCouncil conclusionsWater scarcity, droughts and adaptation to climate changeCouncil conclusions Challenges for a Good Environmental Status of the Marine EnvironmentInformation by the Presidency and exchange of views

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  • HIGH LEVEL MEETINGS IN SPAINConference Post-2010 Biodiversity Vision and Target The role of protected areas and Ecological Networks in Europe (Madrid, 26-27 January)International Conference on Water Scarcity and Drought "The path to climate change adaptation (Madrid, 18 -19 February)Conference on forest protection, biodiversity conservation and fight against forest fires (Segovia, 6-7 April) Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Water (Barcelona, 13 April)

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  • SOME KEY INTERNATIONAL MEETINGSExtraordinary COP Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, Bali, 21-24 FebruaryUNEP Governing Council, Bali, 24-26 FebruaryCITES COP15, Doha, 13-25 MarchCBD 9th WG-ABS, Cartagena (Colombia),18-24 March Working Group Strategies and Review CLRTAP, Geneva, 12-16 AprilPRTR MOP1, 19 April18th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18), New York, 3-14 MayCBD SBSTTA-14, Nairobi, 10-28 May CBD WGRI-3, Nairobi, 24-28 May14th Meeting subsidiary bodies UNFCCC, Bonn, 31 May-11 JuneIntergovernmental negotiation Committee, International Convention Mercury, Stockholm, 7-11 JuneG8 Environment Ministerial, Huntsville (Canada), 25-27 June

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  • DRAFT AGENDA JANUARY15-17 January- Informal Council Environment27 January- EP Hearing Minister of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs

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  • Thank you for your attention!

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