Editorial: NEW WEBSITE!

Dear readers,

The Secretariat of the EP Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development" is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.ebcd.org/intergroup

You will find all the information about the Chair and 17 Vice-Chairs, the mission and objectives of the EP Intergroup, the priorities of the 11 Working Groups, the upcoming Intergroup events, as well as past events and the monthly Intergroup newsletters.

We hope that you will enjoy surfing on this new platform and that you will find all the information you need!

Do not miss the upcoming events in June and July!

Enjoy the reading!

The Secretariat

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The Role of Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Role of Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

Alarming rises in illegal wildlife trade over the last decade show that tougher law enforcement is not enough to stop poachers from devastating populations of iconic or endangered species. However, the trend towards increasingly militarised law enforcement can harm or alienate the communities who live alongside wildlife and have real power to protect it. A recent international symposium organised by …

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Fisheries Governance & Biodiversity Conservation

Fisheries Governance & Biodiversity Conservation

What are the best ways to address environmental considerations of the CFP? To which extent can regionalisation offer a solution? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the meeting. A presentation will be given by Serge Garcia, Chair of the Fisheries Expert Group under the Commission on Ecosystem Management of the International Union for Conservation (IUCNCEM- …

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Banking Nature: will putting a price on nature protect it?

Banking Nature: will putting a price on nature protect it?

Nature is in crisis. If we continue to lose biodiversity at the present speed and scale, the future provision of the most basic of human needs such as food, clean water and clean air could be at risk. As the EU mounts new legislation and new funds to facilitate private investment in nature, the European Parliament would like to invite …

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The Role of Biowaste in the Emerging Circular Economy

The Role of Biowaste in the Emerging Circular Economy

Moving towards a circular economy and a resource efficient society will be the future for Europe, but this means that additional legislative initiatives are necessary. There is a need for a more comprehensive resource-efficient, waste and product policy. With the publication of the European Commission’s roadmap ‘Circular Economy Strategy’ the Commission has announced to come up with a ‘new and …

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Redefining Integrated Pest Management

Redefining Integrated Pest Management

In 2009 the European Parliament and the Council of the EU decided to establish a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides (Directive 2009/128/EC). This framework includes promoting the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) amongst EU Member States. For this purpose, the Directive adopted the definition of IPM of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) …

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Marine Litter Impact on Oceanic Ecosystems

Marine Litter Impact on Oceanic Ecosystems

The growing global problem of marine litter has been recognized by the United Nations Environmental Assembly, the International Whaling Commission, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Convention on Migratory Species. Identified by these multi-lateral fora and the European Commission as a priority for action, the issue of marine litter has very serious consequences and should be properly addressed. This …

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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.