Editorial

Dear readers,

The first and very intensive semester of the year has come to an end and now all of us are slowly taking off on a well-earned vacation!

So far, the Intergroup has organised 19 events this year: have a look at our website for more information: www.ebcd.org/intergroup!

Another 17 events will be taking place in the last quarter of the year; some working groups will kick-off their work after the summer break, so stay posted!

This month, you can read the press releases and reports of the latest meetings that took place in June and July, and already have a glimpse of the events coming up after the summer!

Enjoy the reading!

The Secretariat

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Redefining Integrated Pest Management

Redefining Integrated Pest Management

- Press Release - Experts gathered in the European Parliament to discuss integrated pest management. EU policy-makers, environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and industry agree that there is no need to redefine Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the Sustainable Use Directive. Yet, it is crucial to start involving farmers in the discussions and decision-making processes, while Member States must help farmers …

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The Role of Biowaste in the Emerging Circular Economy

The Role of Biowaste in the Emerging Circular Economy

- Press Release - Stakeholders highlighted the key role that biowaste will have in the emerging circular economy and called upon EU decision-makers to support the proper management of biowaste as it will contribute to a more sustainable and resource-efficient Europe. “Proper management of biowaste should be at the core of EU strategies” Enzo Favoino, Chair of Scientific Committee, Zero …

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Fisheries Governance & Biodiversity Conservation

Fisheries Governance & Biodiversity Conservation

- Press Release - IUCN’s fisheries expert called the European Parliament and European Commission to give more attention to the need for joint governance of fisheries and biodiversity conservation and to reinforce support to the social aspects of fisheries as the sector has now to face strong pressure groups with different interests. Serge Garcia, Chair of the IUCN-CEM-FEG (Fisheries Expert …

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The Role of Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Role of Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

- Press Release - International experts called upon EU decision-makers to acknowledge the pivotal role of communities in supporting wildlife conservation – including the combat against wildlife crime – in their forthcoming strategies and action plans. “We need to harness political will in the right way, in the long-term for communities.” Rosie Cooney, IUCN SULi Pavel Poc MEP and other …

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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.