EBCD is hiring!

  EBCD is looking for an EU Affairs Manager to join its team The new EU Affairs Manager will integrate EBCD’s young and dynamic team, to manage the secretariat of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”, monitor and analyze European environmental policies, writing and editing …

Sustainable Management of Water in Agriculture

On Tuesday 21 March Michel Dantin MEP and Chair of the “Agriculture & Water Management” working group is hosting the event entitled Sustainable Management of Water in Agriculture – Addressing pressure from agriculture to achieve the goals of the WFD. At a time where agriculture accounts for 44% of water abstraction in Europe …

Apiculture and Bee Health Working Group

On Thursday 16 March Mariya Gabriel MEP and Chair of the working group on “Apiculture & Bee Health” will host a meeting in the European Parliament, Strasbourg to highlight the plans for the upcoming Bee Week 2017. Please follow the link below to consult the agenda. Link to event page 

A different kind of growth: Europe taking the lead?

On Wednesday 8 March Pavel Poc MEP and Chair of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” in collaboration with The Club of Rome will host the debate “A different kind of growth: Europe taking the lead?“. Economic growth used to give considerable social and material progress …

UNFCCC COP22: Debrief and Next Steps

Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to take stock of COP22, which was held from 4-17 November in Marrakech. Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP21 and with its ratification just days before COP22 conveyed, it provided the first opportunity to discuss how its Parties would …

Water Governance across Europe

Policy-makers, international organizations, industry, local authorities and civil society gathered in the European Parliament on the 1st of February 2017 to identify practices of good governance to improve the application of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Michel Dantin MEP and Chair of the “Agriculture and Water Management” Working Group of …

Forests & Climate: The Impact of Forests and Forestry on the EU Climate and Energy Policy

Policy-makers, experts, foresters, and civil society gathered in the European Parliament to illustrate and discuss the contribution that the forest sector can provide to climate change mitigation, and how this can be effectively implemented at the European level. Elisabeth Köstinger MEP and chair of the “Sustainable Forest Management” working group …

The Role of Bioeconomy in the Circular Economy

Policy-makers, industry representatives and stakeholders active in the field of bioeconomy gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the pivotal role of the bioeconomy in the circular economy and how to better harness its potential within the EU Circular Economy Strategy and in Europe. Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP and Chair of …

Sustainable Forest Biomass in light of COP21 Paris

The role of forests and woody biomass within the EU policy framework on climate and energy was discussed at the European Parliament at the Intergroup Conference “Sustainable forest biomass in the light of COP21 (Paris)” on 1 December 2016. The event was held one day after the European Commission’s publication …

The European Arctic Policy: International Cooperation towards Sustainable Development

  In light of the new EU Arctic Policy and the European Parliament’s on-going discussion of the broader European role in the Arctic, policy-makers and representatives from the Arctic Community gathered for an exchange of views on the issues, particularly highlighting the needs and aspirations of the peoples and societies …