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1 European Topic Centre on Waste and Material Flows Rikke Carlsen European Topic Centre on Waste and Material Flows Under contract with the European Environment Agency

2 Topic centres are consortia of national institutions work under contract to the Agency help develop a particular topic

3 Topic centres under EEA Air and Climate Change Water Nature Protection and Biodiversity Waste and Material Flows Terrestrial Environment

4 Partners to ETC/WMF Irish EPA Italian EPA Danish EPA/EPA City of Copenhagen Estonian Environment Information Centre Wuppertal Institute Austrian EPA Slovak Environmental Agency National Technical University of Athens

5 The EEA mission ”The EEA aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe´s environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to the policy making agents and the public”

6 Objective of ETC/WMF to compile and provide objective, reliable, comparable and updated information

7 Key clients European Environment Agency DG Environment EU Member States NGOs Professionals Public at large

8 Focus of ETC/WMF activities The work programme is directed towards the main problems of the Community Waste Strategy and 6th Environmental Action Programme (6EAP). The work programme is directed towards the information pyramid (MDIAR-chain).

9 The information pyramid Monitoring Assessments Indicators Data collection Reporting

10 EEA reports 1) Contribute to EEA reporting The ”Kiev report” - Conference in 2003 Environmental Signals, yearly indicator report State & Outlook (2004/05) TERM, Transport/Environment Reporting Mechanism

11 Assessment tools 2) Models and tools Prospective analysis on waste and material flows Computerised model for analysis and projection of waste generation and dangerous substances (ELV and sewage sludge)

12 Indicators 3) Information and indicators Indicators are the core issue of the EEA Production of indicators for the EEA reports Development of indicators which describes the waste management in the future – Indicators on impact – Indicators on policy effectiveness

13 Data collection 4) Data availability and data quality WasteBase - Waste treatment facilities - Waste Management Plans - Waste minimisation strategies - ”Harmonised datasets”

14 Monitoring 5) Support to member countries Advise on data collection systems Support to the implementation of the Waste Statistics Regulation

15 New tasks Environmental impact from waste management and resource use Policy effectiveness evaluations (packaging waste) Successful practices Environmental impacts from management of sewage sludge (soil) Developing of waste factors for energy production

16 Other activities - EIONET European Environment Information and Observation Network EEA18 13 EU accession countries EU15 Norway Iceland Liechtenstein PHARE10 Malta, Cyprus and Turkey Collaborating non-member countries Monaco, Switzerland, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovia Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro

17 Other activities - support to EU Development of EIONET (NFPs/NRCs/ETCs) PHARE10+EU15+EEA3+Malta+Cyprus+Turkey: 31 countries Support to EU (CION+EP) Waste Guide Support to the thematic strategies Survey of packaging waste to EP Electronic Questionnaires Biodegradable Municipal Waste

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