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 …

Marine Litter Impact on Oceanic Ecosystems

Policy makers, academic researches and representatives from the civil society got together on Wednesday July the 1st in the European Parliament, to discuss the issue of marine litter in the event entitled “Marine Litter Impact on Oceanic Ecosystems – Problems & Solutions”, chaired by MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos.  Ricardo Serrão …

The Role of Biowaste in the Emerging Circular Economy

– Press Release – Stakeholders highlighted the key role that biowaste will have in the emerging circular economy and called upon EU decision-makers to support the proper management of biowaste as it will contribute to a more sustainable and resource-efficient Europe. “Proper management of biowaste should be at the core …

Fisheries Governance & Biodiversity Conservation

– Press Release – IUCN’s fisheries expert called the European Parliament and European Commission to give more attention to the need for joint governance of fisheries and biodiversity conservation and to reinforce support to the social aspects of fisheries as the sector has now to face strong pressure groups with …

The Role of Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

– Press Release – International experts called upon EU decision-makers to acknowledge the pivotal role of communities in supporting wildlife conservation – including the combat against wildlife crime – in their forthcoming strategies and action plans. “We need to harness political will in the right way, in the long-term for …

Banking Nature: will putting a price on nature protect it?

23/06, Brussels – Nature is in crisis. If we continue to lose biodiversity at the present speed and scale, the future provision of the most basic of human needs such as food, clean water and clean air could be at risk. As the EU mounts new legislation and new funds …