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Water&coal mining:Co-benefits of EU coal mining phase out and water quality

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Rue des Deux Eglises 14-16

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Europe has been experiencing one of the hottest summers since measurements started with record breaking temperatures since June. At the same time a drought has diminished crop yields of farmers in many European countries.

Coal mining is bad news for nature and people - it is a big polluter and contributor to the climate chaos, stretches water resources thin, and forces communities to relocate. EU water legislation - the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) - has protected and needs to continue protecting water resources and prevent further destruction from the mining industry. The ongoing fitness check evaluation of the WFD needs to look into the co-benefits of coal mining phase out and achievement of the WFD objectives of preventing deterioration of EU’s water resources and bringing our freshwater ecosystems back to health.


Detailed program will follow after the summer break.

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