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NATURE-based solutions: innovation potential for smart, sustainable & inclusive growth in europe

Tuesday, 30th of September 2014, 10:00-17:00

European Parliament, Brussels

Europe faces enormous challenges in the years to come. We need to increase our efforts to mitigate climate change and enhance our resilience to natural disasters, continue to ensure safe and nutritious food to more than 500 million people, safeguard our water and air quality, protect our rich biodiversity, and deal with increasing urbanization and human health issues.

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Forestry debates kick-off in the new European Parliament

More than 60 participants attended a ‘Forest-Breakfast’ at the European Parliament to discuss European Forestry’s contribution to today’s and tomorrow’s forest-based industries in the EU.

Under the auspices of the Members of European Parliament Ms Elisabeth Köstinger (AUT), Chair of the “Sustainable Forest Management” Working Group of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development”, and Mr Herbert Dorfmann (ITA), the Brussels-based organisations CEPF, Copa-Cogeca, Eustafor and EFI, representing private and public forest holders and forest research, hosted a ‘Forest-Breakfast’ at the European Parliament on 24 September 2014. [read more]

support the re-establishment of the ep intergroup on "climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development"

Dear colleagues, Dear supporters,

It is with great pleasure that I have been proposed as the new Chair of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”, a position that I have accepted. For this reason, I would like to call for your support to officially re-establish this Intergroup for the period 2014-2019 as the support of at least 3 political groups is required. [continue reading]


Discover the September 2014 Intergroup Newsletter here!

  • Editorial
  • Message from MEP Pavel Poc, new designated chair of the Intergroup 
  • Intergroup event: Nature-based Solutions: Innovation Potential for Smart, Sustainable & Inclusive Growth in Europe
  • IUCN event: International European Protected areas: Why do they matter in the global context?
  • International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change: From strategies to action 
  • Calendar of upcoming events

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fisheries & aquaculture newsletter july-august 2014

Discover the July-August 2014 Fisheries and Aquaculture Newsletter here!


  • Deep Sea fishing
  • Generalised Scheme of Preferences
  • New EP Fisheries Committee
  • Italian Presidency

And ... Get a glance on the latest publications on:

  • Small-Scale driftnet fisheries
  • A report by NEF on Fish Dependence 2014
  • ISSF: Longline/Purse Seine/Observer training guide

Get involved in upcoming events, highlights:

  • 65th International Whaling Commission
  • ICES: Annual Science Conference
  • Workshop on Nature-Based Solutions



Dear colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and friends,

It is with great pleasure and a feeling of achievement that we present the first activity report on the work of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”. We hope that sharing the experience of one of the most active EP Intergroups will inspire all stakeholders to continue a successful engagement in the European Parliament in the next term.

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