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 …

Innovating Europe’s Energy Future: The Role of Natural Gas

On Tuesday 22nd of November 2016, policy-makers and stakeholders were brought together by the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” with the support of GasNaturally, to discuss the role of gas in the innovation of European energy sourcing, its connection with renewables, and its implications. MEP …

What Future for Fisheries in the European Outermost Regions?

  On Thursday the 10th of November, Maurice Ponga MEP and Chair of the working group on “Island and Overseas Entities” co-hosted together with Alain Cadec MEP and Chair of the working group on “Fisheries, Aquaculture & Integrated Maritime Policy”, the event entitled “What Future for Fisheries in the European Outermost Regions?” The meeting aimed …

Outcomes of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 – what do they mean for Europe?

IUCN and the Slovakian Presidency of the Council of the EU are on Monday the 7th of November hosting the event entitled “Outcomes of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 – what do they mean for Europe?”. Our planet is at a crossroads – the decisions we make today will set …

Recycling in the Circular Economy: Roles, Opportunities & Challenges

Policy-makers, industry, NGOs, and other stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the vital role of recycling in the circular economy providing the perspective of the many stakeholders working in the value chain. The meeting was organised by MEP Pavel Poc, Chair of the Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, …

Post COP21: Challenges & Chances for Renewable Energy & Bioenergy

Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament on the 28th of September to discuss the important role of renewable energy sources with the Austrian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Andrä Rupprechter outlining the Austrian vision for a real energy transition. The meeting entitled “Post COP21 Challenges …