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 …

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 …