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Information: WASTE website available in 2011
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea and the Agencia de Protección del Medio Urbano y Natural Canary have submitted an application for the European project known a SIGESTEIN, which was approved in June 2009 under the transnational cooperation programme MAC PCT 2009-2013 . In the Azores, this project includes the creation of a web page of regional reference, designated as W... more >>

Information: Regional Government awards prizes to the 71 winning villages in the competition “Eco Village: clean village”
The initiative “Eco Village: clean village” took place from January 14 to September 30, 2010 and it was implemented with the purpose of promoting a good environmental behaviour within the space of the participating villages by recognising and distinguishing the efforts undertaken by Parish Councils in the cleansing, removal, transportation and delivery of waste to its appropriate final... more >>

Information: Government promotes Waste Week in the Azores
In an unprecedented initiative, in which more than three dozen operations are scheduled across the archipelago, the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, promotes the first Waste Week in the Azores form November 22 to 26. With a series of initiatives organised on all islands in partnerships with several organisations, this initiative aims to in... more >>

Information: Nearly half of Azorean villages distinguished in the “Eco village: clean village” competition
Nearly half of the 154 Azorean villages were distinguished in the public cleaning competition which was organised by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea this year with the purpose of promoting a general removal of non-controlled waste in the archipelago. According to the Regional Director for the Environment, the initiative “Eco Village: clean village,” which took ... more >>

Information: Regional Government departments produce less waste
Several Regional Government departments are producing less waste, which demonstrates the success of the measures implemented under the Plager.GOV. The information was provided by the Regional Director for the Environment, João Bettencourt, on the sidelines of a meeting of the Monitoring Committee of Plager.GOV – Waste Management Plan for the Regional Autonomous Administration Services &... more >>

Information: Waste management and biodiversity preservation are essential for the Azores
An effective waste management and biodiversity preservation are essential for the sustainability of the archipelago, stated the Regional Director for the Environment in Praia da Vitória on Monday. João Bettencourt spoke during the seminar on “Tourism and Environment,” promoted by the Praia da Vitória City Hall through the municipal company Praia em Movimento. The Regiona... more >>

Information: 71 Villages distinguished with the Award “ECO Village: clean village 2010”
In an initiative of the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea (SRAM), the “Eco Village: clean village” initiative took place from January 14 to September 30, 2010. A total of 112 Village Councils have joined the initiative, comprising the nine islands of the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The “ECO Village: clean village”... more >>

Information: Construction of waste processing centre on Corvo started on Thursday
The President of the Government, Carlos César, presided over the ceremony to launch the first stone of the waste processing centre on Corvo on Thursday. This is a regional investment of nearly 700,000 Euros which will enable the selection and removal of all types of waste from the island, except rubble and organic waste. According to the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea, who... more >>

Information: Environmental Licensing in the Azores
The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control, known as environmental licensing or IPPC, aims at avoiding or, at least, reducing the air, water or soil pollutant emissions, as well as preventing and controlling noise and waste production, in order to reach a higher level of environmental protection. Its juridical system is consecrated in the so-called IPPC Directive, which has opportunely been t... more >>

Information: Government develops electronic platform for regular evaluation and dissemination of greenhouse gas emissions
Given the need to develop a global action plan to tackle climate change and acknowledging the role that all agents responsible for territorial management may play in this joint action intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), the reduction of adverse effects and adaptation to the phenomena resulting from climate change, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea is developin... more >>

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