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The next meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is taking place on 5-6 November in Brussels in meeting room Jozsef Antall (JAN) 4Q2.
 
The next workshop on ETS market Stability Reserve organised by Policy Department A is taking place on 5 November between 16.30-18.30 in meeting room Jozsef Antall (JAN) 4Q2.
 
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Highlights
 
Lima COP 20, GMOs, Ebola crisis

During their meeting of 5-6 November Members of the ENVI Committee will vote on a motion for resolution in preparation for the COP 20 UN Climate Change Conference taking place in December 2014 in Lima. The committee will also vote on a draft recommendation for second reading on the possibility for Members States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory. Members will also discuss the current state of the Ebola crisis with WHO's Regional Director for Europe.

 
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Workshop on ETS Market Stability Report

In preparation of the legislative report on the Establishment and operation of a market stability reserve for the Union greenhouse gas emission trading scheme an expert workshop will take place on 5 November 2014 between 16.30-18.30 in meeting room Jozsef Antall (JAN) 4Q2. The Commission will present its proposal then experts and stakeholders will discuss the impacts of the market stability reserve (MSR) on the functioning of the ETS.

   
 
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Committee responsible for:
1.    environmental policy and environmental protection measures, in particular concerning:
(a)    air, soil and water pollution, waste management and recycling, dangerous substances and preparations, noise levels, climate change, protection of biodiversity,
(b)    sustainable development,
(c)    international and regional measures and agreements aimed at protecting the environment,
(d)    restoration of environmental damage,
(e)    civil protection,
(f)    the European Environment Agency,
(g)    the European Chemicals Agency;
 
2.    public health, in particular:
(a)    programmes and specific actions in the field of public health,
(b)    pharmaceutical and cosmetic products,
(c)    health aspects of bioterrorism,
(d)    the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control;
 
3.    food safety issues, in particular:
(a)    the labelling and safety of foodstuffs,
(b)    veterinary legislation concerning protection against risks to human health; public health checks on foodstuffs and food production systems,
(c)    the European Food Safety Authority and the European Food and Veterinary Office.
 
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Welcome to the ENVI Committee website.
 
Counting 69 Members, the ENVI Committee is the leading legislative Committee of the European Parliament.
 
ENVI Members are actively working on improving food information to consumers, notably through the regulation of labelling and placing of the market of products. ENVI is committed to proposing European solutions to public health issues.
 
It is also responsible for a wide range of policy areas including air and water pollution, waste management, or the protection of biodiversity, to name a few. Members are dedicated to promoting a resource-efficient and sustainable Europe.
 
The fight against climate change is at the core of the committee's work. It will be high on the agenda early in this legislature, in view of upcoming climate summits which will be critical for the adoption of an international climate agreement, expected in 2015. The cultivation of GMOs and their possible restriction or prohibition in Member States will be another area of focus at the outset of this parliamentary term.
 
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