Janez Potocnik

Type: Person
Name: Janez Potocnik
Title: Eu Comissioner for Environment (27 NOV 09)
Organization: European Commission
Nationality: Slovenia
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

“It’s So Easy Being Green (in the EU)”

The results of a recent Eurobarometer poll of 28,000 EU citizens reveal that 95 percent of those interviewed support proactively the protection of the environment, despite the impact of the recent economic crisis.Environmental responsibility is also on ... [Published Delegation of the EU to the USA - 8 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Two UK firms shortlisted for green EU award

Sep 22, 2014 Sustainability & Environment 0The awards ceremony in 2012. Copyright: European CommissionThe European Commission has revealed 17 businesses from 10 countries that are in the running for a green award.Two UK SMEs – The Bay Fish & Chips in ... [Published Energy Live News - 18 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

EU must champion strong sustainable development goals

For the last 15 years, the world has had a to-do list for eradicating poverty. At the turn of the millennium the world agreed on a set of goals for reducing poverty and inequality by 2015: the UN millennium development goals (MDGs).World leaders will ... [Published TheParliament.com - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

European Mobility Week in Sofia

Every year in September, the EU calls on cities in the community to spend a week for reflection on urban mobility and experimenting with ways for temporarily reducing the use of vehicles. This year some 2000 cities joined the , which runs under the motto ... [Published BNR - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Car-free day on the day schools reopen

This year, Car-Free Day in Malta will be held on Monday, the same day that schools re-open after the long summer holidays.The day government schools re-open is usually marked by increased traffic on the roads as children are taken to school.As far as ... [Published Malta Independent Daily - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

EU Commission drags its feet on food waste

High-level decision makers at the European Commission are blocking its very own action plan to address food waste and to promote a sustainable food policy for Europe. Saying sorry will surely not be enough, writes MEP Bart Staes.Bart Staes is a Belgian ... [Published EurActiv.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Putting the accent on commissioners’ names

Those nominated to the next European Commission have yet to be approved by MEPs, who will at least make a pretence of caring about their qualifications, their experience and their politics.Entre Nous, liberated from such political preoccupations, prefers ... [Published European Voice - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

EU launches annual European Mobility Week

The European Union (EU) launched the annual European Mobility Week here on Tuesday, in which people are expected to enjoy a car-free day.During the European Mobility Week, an annual action coordinated by a consortium backed by the European Commission, ... [Published China.org.cn - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 2 reports

'Surprise' appointment as Environment Commissioner

By Karmenu Vella - the new EU Environment Commissioner Maltese politician Karmenu Vella has been chosen as the new European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, in what is seen as a surprise appointment by Commission President-elect ... [Published Lets Recycle - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

European Commissioner Janez Potočnik calls for resource productivity target in final speech

In his final speech to the European Parliament, European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik has called on it to introduce a resource productivity target.The outgoing Environment Commissioner has not been nominated for a third term by the Slovenian ... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 2 reports

EU citizens see air pollution as biggest environment concern

BRUSSELS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Europeans' concern about the environment has not diminished for last three years and air pollution become the biggest issue among environment worries, an European Union (EU) survey showed on Monday.According to the survey ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Potocnik tells MEPs to break from ‘linear’ policies

By In what is likely to be one of his last acts in office, EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik has appealed to MEPs for support for his circular economy policy package, warning that Europe is currently ‘not on the right growth path’ for the 21st ... [Published Lets Recycle - Sep 05 2014]

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Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, said: "mobility week reminds us that when it comes to personal mobility, we really do have a choice, and good choice makes a tangible difference to our health and our quality of life. so let's make a stand for cleaner air and for urban spaces that are built for people. cities are for citizens – let's keep them that way!"

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“It’s So Easy Being Green (in the EU)” [Published Delegation of the EU to the USA - 8 hours ago]
Two UK firms shortlisted for green EU award [Published Energy Live News - 18 hours ago]
17 companies nominated for the 2014 European Bu... [Published New Europe - 22 hours ago]
EU must champion strong sustainable development... [Published TheParliament.com - 22 hours ago]
European Mobility Week in Sofia [Published BNR - Sep 20 2014]
Car-free day on the day schools reopen [Published Malta Independent Daily - Sep 20 2014]
CALENDRIER du 22 au 28 septembre 2014 [Published European Commission - Sep 19 2014]
EU Commission drags its feet on food waste [Published EurActiv.com - Sep 18 2014]
Putting the accent on commissioners’ names [Published European Voice - Sep 18 2014]
2014 European Mobility Week: "Our streets, our ... [Published FuturEnergy - Sep 17 2014]
EU launches annual European Mobility Week [Published China.org.cn - Sep 16 2014]
EU launches 2014 European Mobility Week [Published New Europe - Sep 16 2014]
Looking Beyond EU Energy Policy [Published Breaking Energy online - Sep 15 2014]
Plan to stop food waste becomes a dead letter: ... [Published New Europe - Sep 15 2014]
Socialist MEPs set their sights on Bratušek [Published European Voice - Sep 12 2014]
Circular vision [Published European Plastics News - Sep 11 2014]
Is EU Commission review going to kill off circu... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Sep 11 2014]
Slovak candidate Šefčovič nominated as next Tra... [Published All About Shipping - Sep 10 2014]
'Surprise' appointment as Environment Commissioner [Published Lets Recycle - Sep 10 2014]
Karmenu Vella is new European Environment Commi... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Sep 10 2014]
Bulgarian environment minister to pay working v... [Published Focus Bulgaria - Sep 10 2014]
The growth path we are following is not the rig... [Published Ben Global - Sep 10 2014]
Efficient use of natural resources can boost ec... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Sep 09 2014]
European Commissioner Janez Potočnik calls for ... [Published Resource Efficient Business - Sep 08 2014]
EU citizens see air pollution as biggest enviro... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Sep 08 2014]
Daily News of 2014-09-08 [Published European Commission - Sep 08 2014]
Europeans say protecting the environment is imp... [Published New Europe - Sep 08 2014]
Potocnik tells MEPs to break from ‘linear’ poli... [Published Lets Recycle - Sep 05 2014]
CALENDRIER du 8 au 14 septembre 2014 [Published European Commission - Sep 05 2014]
“The growth path we are following is not the ri... [Published European Commission - Sep 04 2014]
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EU sets 70% recycling target in new Circular Ec... [Published Green (Living) Review - Jul 10 2014]
The European Commission has on July 2, 2014 unveiled a revamped package of waste and recycling targets to accelerate Europe's transition to a circular economy. The 'Circular Economy Package' requires member states to recycle 70% of municipal waste ...
A Europe without garbage? [Published Radio Sweden - Jul 07 2014]
This week the EU Commission has proposed several new goals to increase recycling. The EU's environmental commissioner, Janez Potocnik, has said that Europe should be "a society without garbage." The EU Commission wants 70 percent of all municipal waste ...
Green Week 2014: LVMH Strengthens Its Partnersh... [Published Business Wire Environment News - Jun 03 2014]
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third year in a row, LVMH is teaming up with the European Commission to promote best environmental practices in the framework of Green Week 2014. Since 2011, LVMH has been launching its own internal Green Week in parallel ...
Green Week 2014: LVMH Strengthens Its Partnersh... [Published Business Wire Retail News - Jun 03 2014]
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third year in a row, LVMH is teaming up with the European Commission to promote best environmental practices in the framework of Green Week 2014. Since 2011, LVMH has been launching its own internal Green Week in parallel ...
Rules, business and the environment: CEMEX and ... [Published EnviroLib - May 30 2014]
On May 27, in the presence of EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, BirdLife Europe and CEMEX  issued a joint statement wholeheartedly supporting the European Union’s Nature Conservation Policy. The joint statement emphasises that the EU’s solid ...
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