The EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development" welcomed April by organising a total of five meetings on some of this year’s most pressing issues.
The month kicked off on 6 April with the NetBiome network gathering in the European Parliament to discuss the importance of biodiversity research cooperation and how to continue promoting sustainable development in European Overseas.
In light of the Circular Economy Package MEP Miriam Dalli convened on 7 April stakeholders along the plastic value chain to discuss the role of plastics in this important package and what measures will be necessary to ensure a circular plastic economy.
On 19 of April MEP Christel Schaldemose gathered the "Arctic" working group by hosting a breakfast meeting to discuss climate change in the Arctic region and assess the implications of the Paris Agreement.
With regards to the recently published EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, and with the upcoming CITES Conference of the Parties at the end of September, MEP Pavel Poc brought together on 20 April high-level experts in the domain of wildlife conservation to discuss the pivotal role that local communities play in wildlife management.
Lastly, a conference-debate took place on 28 April in collaboration with the Long-Term Investment and Reindustrialisation Intergroup of the European Parliament discussing the importance of investing in the water sector, with the participation of the Dutch Presidency of the European Council, the European Commission, the EIB and OECD.
To find out more about the meetings and their outcomes you will in this issue find the press releases and summary reports on all of the above mentioned topics.
In addition, don't forget to scroll down and check out the upcoming Intergroup events for next month!
Enjoy the reading!