Europe’s Forests in the Sustainability Spotlight

EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss sustainable forest management in Europe and the important role that forests play in establishing a bioeconomy, creating jobs and growth, conserving biodiversity, and adapting and mitigating climate change. Elisabeth Köstinger MEP invited various Parliamentarians, the Commissioner for Agriculture & …

Sea for Society

EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the project “Sea for Society” and the Blue Society concept, which envisions a new governance model that aims to make the Ocean an integral part of society. A set of recommendations have been established to further promote and implement …

CITES Enforcement on Wildlife Crime

On Wednesday 11 November MEP Benedek Jávor and MEP Pavel Poc hosted the event “CITES Enforcement on Wildlife Crime”, which took place in the European Parliament highlighting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the issues surrounding the enforcement of wildlife crime. The European Union became a Party to …

Micropollutants in Water

EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the issue of micro-pollutants in water, an increasingly important aspect that can have worrisome impacts on nature and human health, if not dealt with a comprehensive approach.   On the 28th of October MEP Michel Dantin hosted a breakfast …

Forest Landscapes: Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation

EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the ROBIN project, which highlights the pivotal role of tropical forests and the carbon and non-carbon benefits they provide. ROBIN has demonstrated that biodiversity is part of the solution towards mitigating climate change, and is an exemplary project highlighting …

Promoting Partnerships in the European Overseas

EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the pivotal role of European Overseas and the significance they play in protecting biodiversity, and how EU- European Overseas partnerships are strategic as nature based solutions have been proven to be cost-efficient and should be promoted at the COP21. …

Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management

Policy makers, academic researchers and representatives from civil society gathered on Tuesday 13 October in the European Parliament, Brussels to discuss the issue of “Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Fisheries Management”. The meeting was chaired by MEP Isabelle Thomas, Co-Chair of the “Fisheries, Aquaculture & Integrated Maritime Policy” working group of …

New Challenges for Bees: The Way Forward

– Press Release – EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered from across Europe in Brussels for the 4th Edition of the European Bee Week to ensure that bee health is put at the top of the agenda. The Bee Week called for collaboration among all stakeholders to work together in order …

The Role of Bioeconomy in Climate Change Mitigation

– Press Release – The climate change mitigation potential of the bioeconomy is estimated at 2.5 billion tons CO2 equivalent per year by 2030. EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered to stress the pivotal role that the bioeconomy and bio-based products can play ahead of COP 21 in Paris, coupled with …

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 …