Editorial

Dear readers,

The EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development"  is happy to welcome our newest Vice-Chair, MEP Fredrick Federley (ALDE/SE), in his role as Chair of the "Circular Economy and Raw Materials" working group. Find out more about his priorities and objectives for the working group below.   

In addition, the Intergroup proudly announces the launch of its new brochure compiling a mid-term review from January 2015-June 2017 with all events organised within the first term of the mandate. Scroll down to have a first look!

You will in this edition also find the meeting materials from the events held in September: Copernicus Marine Service: An EU asset for sustainable oceans, and Building an effective Bioeconomy Strategy.  

Save the date for the upcoming events: Marine Plastics Need European Action - 8 November and Towards circular plastics: How to bridge existing gaps? - 22 November

More events are also in the pipeline so keep an eye out for upcoming invitations!

Enjoy the reading!

The Secretariat

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PAST EVENTS

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Copernicus Marine Service: An EU asset for sustainable oceans

Copernicus Marine Service: An EU asset for sustainable oceans

Policy-makers, research institutions, industry, environmental organisations, civil society, and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament on 26 September 2017 to discuss the achievements and future prospects of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). The EU Copernicus programme is in the process of its mid-term evaluation review and in light of this occasion Mercator Ocean organised the Copernicus Marine Week: …

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Building an effective Bioeconomy Strategy

Building an effective Bioeconomy Strategy

On Thursday 28 September  Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP and Chair of the working group on "Bioeconomy" hosted a breakfast debate entitled "Building an effective Bioeconomy Strategy". The event gathered policy-makers and stakeholders in the European Parliament to assess the achievements of the  2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy and highlight the next steps moving forward. Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP welcomed participants by highlighting …

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Marine Plastics Need European Action

Marine Plastics Need European Action

On Wednesday 8 November Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP and Vice-Chair of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development“, together with IUCN European Regional Office will host the conference entitled "Marine Plastics Need European Action". Plastic waste is increasingly impacting the marine environment and becoming one of the most challenging issues for global and European marine and coastal species …

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Towards circular plastics - How to bridge existing gaps?

Towards circular plastics - How to bridge existing gaps?

On Wednesday 22 November Pavel Poc MEP and Chair of the EP Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable" Development will together with Fredrick Federley MEP and Chair of the "Circular Economy and Raw Materials" Working Group host this conference. The transition to more circularity is key to a sustainable, resource-efficient and competitive economy, actively pursued and supported by institutions …

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NEWS FROM THE SECRETARIAT

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Welcome to our new Vice-Chair!

Welcome to our new Vice-Chair!

We are happy to welcome or new Vice-Chair MEP Fredrick Federley (ALDE/SE) who officially joined the Intergroup in July taking over as Chair of the "Circular Economy & Raw Materials" working group. As Chair he is committed to working towards policies promoting the concept of a circular economy: decreasing unnecessary waste, recycling/reusing a larger amount of our natural resources and …

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New Intergroup Brochure

New Intergroup Brochure

The Intergroup proudly presents its new brochure, which is a mid-term review of the Intergroup's activities thus far. The brochure presents all events organised from January 2015 to June 2017 which include over 60 events, making it the most active Intergroup in the Parliament. The Secretariat would like to thank the Chair and Vice-Chairs for their commitment and we are …

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For more information on the Intergroup visit the website or contact Stella Reschke, 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.