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Eurobrief March 2014
In this issue
Concrete: the backbone of sustainable construction
EU Options for Carbon Leakage draft discussion paper published
European Council tackles industrial policy and climate
Europeans believe climate action can lead to a job-rich economic recovery
Austria publishes Climate Change Adaptation Manual
Covenant of Mayors launches adaptation to climate change initiative
Air Quality Policy Scenarios: Analysis of Cost-benefit
Parliament adopts EIA Trilogue agreement
Invasive Alien Species agreement reached
Green Infrastructure: EEA publishes new mapping method
2014-2017 LIFE work programme adopted
OECD publishes 2050 Environmental Outlook & brochure on biodiversity
Personal protective equipment proposal published
ECHA releases updated C&L Inventory
Directive amending 5 EU H&S Directives published in OJ EU
ECHA improves the Dossier Quality Assistant and introduces new section on the website
ECHA informs registrants on the compliance check results
ECHA updates the information in its dissemination database
Commission Study suggests “pollution” taxes could generate €101Bn in revenues
Agreement reached on proposal for shipments of waste
Cement standard revision underway
Fly ash standards revision launched
Symposium on Concrete Roads: Early bird registration now open!
High Level Tripartite Strategic Forum for Construction outcomes published
JRC publishes European construction sector report
CEMBUREAU responds to consultation on a certification scheme for recycling treatment facilities
Technology transfer: Commission adopts revised competition regime
NGOs: 6th national communication and 1st biennial report meeting held
Exchange of information across the supply chain
The burning question: What to do with plastic waste?
Resource Efficiency – Why is worth investing in it?
Construction sector network conference
Land as a resource
CEMBUREAU press releases
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A Concrete Initiative to tackle challenges of sustainable construction

Brussels, 27 March 2014: Today, EU stakeholders gathered in Brussels to discuss sustainable construction and the challenges which will need to be tackled in the years to come. Under the auspices of The Concrete Initiative, representatives from the European institutions, the wider construction industry, NGOs and civil society met to lay the foundations of future dialogue on this issue.

Position papers
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CEMBUREAU response: Public consultation on sustainable buildings

On 1 October 2013, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Commission consultation on sustainable buildings. Whilst the Association welcomes this initiative, it is nonetheless concerned that the approach taken may be too narrow in focus.

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Concrete: the backbone of sustainable construction

March was an important month for our work in the field of sustainable construction, culminating in a Stakeholders’ Debate on 27 March on how we can tackle the challenges for the future. This is just the first building block of an exciting new campaign at EU level: The Concrete Initiative! For us, as representatives of the concrete industry, the primary goal is to engage with key stakeholders at EU level on what is needed to achieve sustainable construction, what do we have to offer, and what policy framework is required.