Editorial

Dear readers,

The European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” has in the past month organised meetings on a wide range of topics. In this issue of the Intergroup Newsletter you will be able to find reports and documents related to these events.

In addition, don't forget to scroll down and check out the upcoming events in preparation for November! 

Enjoy the reading!

The Secretariat

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Past Events: October

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Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management

Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management

Policy makers, academic researchers and representatives from civil society gathered on Tuesday 13 October in the European Parliament, Brussels to discuss the issue of “Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Fisheries Management”. The meeting was chaired by MEP Isabelle Thomas, Co-Chair of the "Fisheries, Aquaculture & Integrated Maritime Policy" working group of the EP Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development". Please …

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Promoting Partnerships in the European Overseas

Promoting Partnerships in the European Overseas

EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the pivotal role of European Overseas and the significance they play in protecting biodiversity, and how EU- European Overseas partnerships are strategic as nature based solutions have been proven to be cost-efficient and should be promoted at the COP21. From the tropics to the poles European Overseas are home …

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Forest Landscapes: Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

Forest Landscapes: Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the ROBIN project, which highlights the pivotal role of tropical forests and the carbon and non-carbon benefits they provide. ROBIN has demonstrated that biodiversity is part of the solution towards mitigating climate change, and is an exemplary project highlighting the links between mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity and the maintenance of …

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Micropollutants in Water

Micropollutants in Water

EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the issue of micro-pollutants in water, an increasingly important aspect that can have worrisome impacts on nature and human health, if not dealt with a comprehensive approach.   On the 28th of October MEP Michel Dantin hosted a breakfast meeting in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to gather Parliamentarians …

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Upcoming Events: November

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CITES Enforcement on Wildlife Crime

CITES Enforcement on Wildlife Crime

On Wednesday 11 November MEP Benedek Jávor and MEP Pavel Poc will host the event "CITES Enforcement on Wildlife Crime" taking place in the European Parliament highlighting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the issues surrounding the enforcement of wildlife crime. The European Union became a Party to CITES on 8 July 2015 . In August the European …

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Sea for Society

Sea for Society

18/11 Our global Ocean is vast, covering over 70 % of the Earth and is vital to our life and wellbeing producing a huge range of goods and services. Yet it is extremely fragile and is experiencing increasing pressure on its resources and ecosystems through human activities. Sea for Society, an FP7-funded, three-year mobilization and mutual learning action plan with …

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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.