The Task Force on Environment supports the Contracting Parties in their transposition and implementation of the environmental acquis. The Ministerial Council approved the establishment of the Task Force in 2010 and its mandate has been extended until further notice. Ordinary meetings of the Task Force take place twice a year.
The Task Force consists of representatives of the Contracting Parties and Observers as well as the European Union. To ensure a broad knowledge base, participation to the Task Force is also open to other stakeholders, including public authorities, donors, business, investors and representatives of civil society.
In November 2018, the 51st PHLG confirmed the election of Mr. Daniel Martin-Montalvo, Head of Group for Sustainable resource use and industry of European Environment Agency (EEA), as the new chair of the Task Force. Mr. Jürgen Schneider of the Austrian Environment Agency acted as the first Chair of the Task Force from 2010 to 2018.
The Task Force on the Environment focuses on overcoming challenges in the transposition and implementation of the acquis on the environment. This includes assessment and peer review of implementation tools. The Task Force also prepares new environmental acquis for their adoption in the Energy Community.
The table below displays the environmental acquis in force.
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- Secretariat's Opinion 02/2016 pursuant to Article 5 of Decision 2013/05/MC-EnC on the implementation of Large Combustion Plants Directive 2001/80/EC
- Policy Guidelines 02/2020-ECS on small hydropower projects in the Energy Community
- Policy Guidelines 03/2014-ECS of the Energy Community Secretariat on preparation of National Emission Reduction Plans
- Policy Guidelines 02/2014-ECS of the Energy Community Secretariat on the definition of “new” and “existing” plant in the context of Decision 2013/06/MC-EnC of the Ministerial Council