Editorial

Dear readers,

Since the summer break, the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” has resumed its activities and is now in full swing preparing for the upcoming events of the second semester.

Some meetings have already taken place at the end of September and the beginning of October and you can in this issue read the press releases from these events. 

In addition, don’t forget to scroll down and have a glimpse at the upcoming events in preparation for the month of October.

 Enjoy the reading!

The Secretariat

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Past Events: September

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The Role of Bioeconomy in Climate Change Mitigation

The Role of Bioeconomy in Climate Change Mitigation

- Press Release - The climate change mitigation potential of the bioeconomy is estimated at 2.5 billion tons CO2 equivalent per year by 2030. EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered to stress the pivotal role that the bioeconomy and bio-based products can play ahead of COP 21 in Paris, coupled with its potential to provide win-win situations benefitting both the environment …

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New Challenges for Bees: The Way Forward

New Challenges for Bees: The Way Forward

- Press Release - EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered from across Europe in Brussels for the 4th Edition of the European Bee Week to ensure that bee health is put at the top of the agenda. Bees and the bee sector are currently facing many challenges as bees continue to rapidly decline. The Bee Week called for collaboration among all …

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Upcoming Events: October

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Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management

Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management

The function of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) is usually to protect biodiversity by preventing or limiting human activities in controlled areas and their surroundings. Therefore they have positive and negative impacts on economic activities, which may be direct or indirect, that have not been entirely assessed yet. They can a priori be included in the set of tools used to …

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Promoting Partnerships in the European Overseas

Promoting Partnerships in the European Overseas

One year after the Message from Guadeloupe Island was adopted at the international conference on biodiversity and climate change, and in the light of the upcoming COP 21, this event will take stock of the on-going efforts and initiatives in the Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). It will gather the European Institutions, Member States, and ORs …

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Forest Landscapes: Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

Forest Landscapes: Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

Forests and forest landscapes, particularly in tropical areas, are important in regulating global carbon budgets and moderating climate change but they are still being degraded and destroyed at a significant rate. These same forests provide many other essential non-carbon benefits such as biodiversity, provision of food/energy/materials, medicines, disease mitigation, water quality and flood control. By 2030 restoration and sustainable management …

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Micropollutants in Water

Micropollutants in Water

The term ‘micropollutants’ refers to organic and mineral substances with toxic, persistent or bioaccumulative properties that may have negative effects on organisms and the environment. They are present in many products that we consume daily (pharmaceutical products, detergents, cosmetics, phytosanitary products, insecticides, etc.), at home and within industrial processes. Progress in laboratory analysis is increasingly highlighting their presence in the aquatic environment at extremely …

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For more information on the Intergroup visit the website or contact Paolo Mattana, 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.