Reports and letters

Below is a list of reports and correspondence where members of the EPA Network have expressed their views.

All publications are written in the name of network members who have given their agreement.

Title Description
Secondary materials (IG Green and Circular Economy) June 2018: This working paper serves as background material for the discussion paper Waste as resource (IG Green and Circular Economy). The aim of the project “From waste to secondary materials” was to increase understanding of the possibilities connected to secondary raw materials.
Letter to the European Railway Association (IG Noise) February 2018: This letter on the EU strategy for noise abatement in freight railway traffic was sent to the European Railway Agency (ERA).
Letter to DG Move (IG Noise) February 2018: This letter on the EU strategy for noise abatement in freight railway traffic was sent to DG MOVE.
Cost and benefits of noise abatement (IG Noise) February 2018: This study describes and compares different methods for cost-optimisation of decision-making for noise-abatement measures.
Recommendations towards the EU Plastics Strategy (IG Plastics Conference report) June 2017: On June 8th 2017, the European Expert Conference „Recommendations towards the EU Plastics Strategy“ took place in Brussels. The conference was organized jointly by the EPA Network, the European Commission, UBA Germany and UBA Austria.
Monitoring Circular Economy (Cover letter) May 2017: This cover letter was sent to Director-General of DG Environment Daniel Calleja Crespo regarding the discussion paper from the EPA Network IG Green and Circular Economy on Monitoring Circular Economy.
Monitoring Circular Economy (IG Green and Circular Economy) May 2017: This discussion paper provides input to the European Commission on their framework for monitoring progress of the transition to the circular economy.
Recommendations EU Plastics Strategy (Cover letter) May 2017: This cover letter was sent to Commissioner Karmenu Vella regarding the recently published “Roadmap on the EU Plastics Strategy” and the recommendations from the EPA Network IG Plastics.
Recommendations EU Plastics Strategy (IG Plastics) April 2017: This discussion paper shares views and recommendations on the Roadmap published by Directorate General Environment prior to the publication of the EU Plastics Strategy.
Final report IG Noise 2011-2017 February 2016: This is a final report summarising the findings of the EPA Network Interest Group on Noise in the period 2011-2017.
Response EFSA Impacts of GM HR Plants January 2016: This is a response from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the letter and report on Impacts from Genetically Modified Herbicide-Resistant Plants on Biodiversity sent October 2015 by the EPA Network Interest Group on GMOs.
Impacts of GM HR Plants EFSA (Cover Letter) November 2015: This cover letter was sent to Behrnard Url, Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regarding the paper on Impacts from Genetically Modified herbicide resistant plants on Biodiversity from the EPA Network Interest Group on GMOs.
Impacts of GM HR Plants DG AGRI (Cover Letter) November 2015: This cover letter was sent to Jerzy Bodgan, Director General of DG AGRI regarding the paper on Impacts from Genetically Modified herbicide resistant plants on Biodiversity from the EPA Network Interest Group on GMOs.
Impacts of GM HR plants DG SANTE (Cover Letter) November 2015: This cover letter was sent to Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director General in DG SANTE regarding the paper on Impacts from Genetically Modified herbicide resistant plants on Biodiversity from the EPA Network Interest Group on GMOs.
Impacts of Genetically Modified Herbicide-Resistant Plants on Biodiversity (IG GMOs) November 2015: This position paper was prepared by the expert Working Group mandated by the EPA and ENCA network.
Aircaft noise abatement (IG Noise) July 2015: This report describes the present situation and future developments of aircraft noise in Europe.
Response DG SANTE Impacts of GM HR Plants January 2015: This is a response from DG SANTE on the letter and report on the letter and report on Impacts from Genetically Modified Herbicide-Resistant Plants on Biodiversity sent October 2015 by the EPA Network Interest Group on GMOs.
EPA Network Recommendations 7EAP October 2014: EPA Network Recommendations for the new European Commission and European Parliament on implementing the 7th Environment Action Programme
Railway Noise (IG Noise) June 2014: This study provides insight in the sources of rail traffic noise, a relation between noise abatement and the effects on society, a link between improvements and safety and sustainability, and an evaluation of costs of measures and benefits for society.
Letter to ERA on railway traffic (IG Noise) December 2013: This letter regarding rail traffic noise was sent to the European Railway Agency by the EPA Network Interest Group Noise.