Copernicus Marine Service: An EU asset for sustainable oceans

On Tuesday 26 September Pavel Poc MEP and Chair of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” will co-host together with MEP Françoise Grossetête and MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos, Chair of the working group on “Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services” the event entitled “Copernicus Marine Service: An EU asset for sustainable oceans”. This …

Bees & Biodiversity: new cooperations

Launched in 2012, the European Week of Bees and Pollination takes place annually at the European Parliament, bringing together representatives of the European and national institutions, beekeepers, farmers, animal health specialists, scientists, NGOs and the industry. Through discussions and other interactive activities, participants can exchange views, discuss recent developments related …

Pulse gear – A more sustainable alternative for traditional beam trawling?

The pulse trawl is a fishing gear that uses low electrical pulses to help catch target species such as sole and shrimp. This technique is considered by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) to be a more sustainable alternative to …

Solidarity in Water – SDG 6 on water & sanitation

Adopted in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a comprehensive, universal and inclusive sustainable development framework. SDG 6 particularly underlines the importance of water and sanitation taking into account the need to involve local communities and authorities. SDG 6 addresses the issues relating to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, …

Forest-based Bioeconomy and EU’s Bioeconomy Strategy

Policy-makers, academics, forest-based industries, and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament for an exchange on the upcoming EU Bioeconomy Strategy and the role that forest-based bioeconomy plays in Europe. Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP and Chair of the “Bioeconomy” working group of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” …

Supporting the Implementation of SDG 14

  One week before the high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 was convened in New York, policy-makers, international organizations, industries, NGOs, and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the state of play of the Ocean Conference and highlight issues to be …

Implementation of the agri-environment-climate measures

Policy-makers, farmers, land owners, stakeholders, citizens, and scientists gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the implementation of agri-environment-climate measures, their contribution to a more sustainable farming sector as well as their trade-offs and limitations. Angélique Delahaye MEP and Chair of the “Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services” working group of the …

New face in the Intergroup Secretariat

Stella Reschke joined the Secretariat in May 2017, taking over from Paolo Mattana. As EU Affairs Manager, she serves as Secretary of the Intergroup and coordinates the work with her colleague Lynn Sundelius.  Previously working as Programme Officer for Sustainability in ANEC, the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation, she dealt …

Sustainable Management of Water in Agriculture

In light of the discussion of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the review of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to highlight the need to better integrate the agricultural and water sector in order to better manage natural resources and take …

Apiculture and Bee Health Working Group

Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to exchange on the upcoming Bee Week 2017 and to engage in a dialogue with beekeepers and on the challenges they face. Mariya Gabriel MEP and Chair welcomed participants by drawing on the success of the past Bee Weeks and suggested to …