Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future

The 14th edition of the European Development Days will take place on 15-16 June 2021 and will be fully digital.Biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation are defining challenges of our generation and require more coordinated and incisive international efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the interlinkages between human health and an healthy planet. The post COVID recovery should be an opportunity to build back greener and more inclusive societies and economies. Details here:


Exhaust & non-exhaust emissions: putting transport research & health impacts in perspective

The session will present data from EU funded projects and other experts to shed light on the relative contributions to pollution indicators and the resulting health impacts of the different sources of pollution, in particular from transport. The effects of different types of combustion particles and of brake, road and tyre abrasion will be put in perspective and the ranking in terms of abatement needs will be discussed. Details here: 


A general training on the product environmental footprint method

Within the Environmental Footprint (EF) work, the Commission is organising a general webinar that will provide an introduction to the PEF method replying to questions such as what a PEF study is, how such a study can be undertaken or which are the benefits to the users. This is a technical training at introductory level that can be followed-up by the information and trainings available DG ENV website ( 


NetworkNature EU Green Week Partner Event - Joining forces for health and nature recovery

Restoration of degraded environments offers beneficial impacts to alleviate stress, improve mental health, to mitigate pollution and provide spaces for contemplation, socialization and physical activity. Speakers for this session will provide their perspectives on the value of nature and restoration of degraded environments in offering beneficial impacts for health and well-being, to improve mental health, to mitigate pollution and climate change, provide opportunities for socio-economic recovery, and how the Nature-based Solutions Community in Europe can contribute to these efforts. 


EU GREEN WEEK HIGH-LEVEL OPENING EVENT Citizen Science for Zero Pollution

  • Virtually from Lahti on 31 May 2021 12:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 

The European Green Week High-Level Opening Event dedicated to Citizen Science for Zero Pollution will take place virtually from Lahti on 31 May 2021. The event aims to shed light on the citizen-driven research and planning activities that target towards Zero-Pollution future of Europe. Details here:


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The European Day of Parks

The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. It celebrates the creation of the 1st National Parks in Europe – a set of nine parks created in Sweden in 1909. 


Webinar: Open Innovation as an opportunity for the energy-water nexus

The reduction of carbon footprint in the energy-water nexus is one of the main challenges of the EU, especially in coastal and island areas where access to water is more difficult. Water treatment plants need to be more efficient, based on renewable energy sources, and apply sustainable technological solutions. EERES4WATER project aims to reduce the environmental impact of the water cycle processes and provide citizens with cheaper and more sustainable access to water. 


National campaign on EU Green Week 2021

National environmental and ZERO Pollution communication and information campaign on EU Green Week composed from various events (video conference, debates cafe, video and information spots, demonstration projects, workshops) with participation of MARDE, MFAEI, MEI, Academy of PublicAdministration, Public Associations (EcoContact, Environmental Journalists Association, others). 

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