Editorial

Dear readers,

In this edition you will find the reports of the latest meetings organised under The European Parliament Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development" engaging this month on topics such as sustainable growth, bee health, and water management. 

On the 8 March Pavel Poc Chair of the EP Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development" in collaboration with the Club of Rome hosted the debate "A different kind of growth: Europe taking the lead?", which gathered high-level speakers including Janez Potočnik,former Commissioner, representatives from the Commission, and stakeholders in discussion on how to move towards a new sustainable economic model. 

The working group on "Bee Health & Apiculture" organised a meeting in Strasbourg on 16 March to highlight the upcoming 2017 European Week of Bees and Pollinators, which will take place from 26-28 June in Brussels - Save the Date!   

On the 21 March MEP Michel Dantin, Chair of the working group on "Agriculture & Water Management" hosted the debate "Sustainable Management of Water in Agriculture – Addressing pressure from agriculture to achieve the goals of the WFD" underlining how to better integrate the water and agriculture sector by welcoming stakeholders and the European Commission with representatives from both DG AGRI and DG ENV. 

You will find further information on these past events below. 

Keep an eye on our website for upcoming events! 

Enjoy the reading!

The Secretariat

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Recent Events

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A different kind of growth: Europe taking the lead?

A different kind of growth: Europe taking the lead?

On Wednesday 8 March Pavel Poc MEP and Chair of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” together with Mark Dubrulle, President of The Club of Rome EU-Chapter chaired the debate “A different kind of growth: Europe taking the lead?“. The meeting highlighted that the present economic system as it is defined and used is one of …

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Apiculture and Bee Health Working Group

Apiculture and Bee Health Working Group

Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to exchange on the upcoming Bee Week 2017 and to engage in a dialogue with beekeepers and on the challenges they face. Mariya Gabriel MEP and Chair welcomed participants by drawing on the success of the past Bee Weeks and suggested to involve beekeepers from the Mediterranean in the upcoming edition. It …

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Sustainable Management of Water in Agriculture

Sustainable Management of Water in Agriculture

In light of the discussion of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the review of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to highlight the need to better integrate the agricultural and water sector in order to better manage natural resources and take the opportunity to better align policies. Michel Dantin MEP and …

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For more information on the Intergroup visit the website or contact Lynn Sundelius, Secretariat of the
Intergroup.

The Secretariat of the EP Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development" is managed by EBCD, the European Bureau for Conservation and Development.


The views expressed in the newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of EBCD. The EP Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development" brings together Parliamentarians, EU and international policy-makers and stakeholders to debate and form ideas and policies in a cross-sectoral and cross-party manner by allowing exchanges of different and sometimes divergent opinions.