Founded in 1989, EBCD is an international environmental non governmental organization (NGO) based in Brussels, with the main objective to promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural renewable resources both in Europe and worldwide. It supports science based solutions, full stakeholder participation, due consideration for the socio-economic aspects and for cultural diversity.
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EP intergroup NEWSLETTER - february 2014

Discover the February 2014 Intergroup Newsletter here!

On this issue, you can read about:

  • Intergroup Conference - "A New EU Forest Strategy: Ensuring sustainable forest management for socio-economic and environmental services"
    • The need for a strong EU legislation on Invasive Alien Species
      • Water and energy are vital for peace and for the economies of the whole world
        • The EUís BEST Initiative: What it is, where we are and where we want to go - Karin Zaunberger  

Also, get a glance at:

  • Upcoming events until April
  • Past events

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Discover the March 2014 Fisheries and Aquaculture Newsletter here!


  • Agreement on North East Atlantic Mackerel
  • Advisory Councils
  • Interview with MEP Struan Stevenson

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

  • Monthly Highlights of EUMOFA
  • EU Fish Market 2014
  • Value chain dynamics and the small scale sector

Get involved in upcoming events, highlights:

  • Extra-Ordinary Session of FAO/GFCM
  • Mediterranean Workshop on EBSAs
  • Global Oceans Action Summit


Sunday, 09 March 2014, 09:00 - Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 13:00
Mahé, Republic of Seychelles

The Regional Fisheries Surveillance Programme

IOC is implementing since 2007 a related programme aiming at enhancing MCS in the waters of its member States. Financing for the PRSP programme is provided by the countries and the European Union.

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a new spring for bees

Wedn. 2 April 2014, 09:00/13:00
European Parliament, Brussels, Room PHS 3C050

For the third consecutive year since 2012, the European Week of Bees and Pollinators will be taking place in the European Parliament under the patronage of Mr. Gaston Franco. It will be once again the occasion to raise awareness of policy-makers and the general public on the importance of bees and the precious service offered by pollinators at a time of operational application of the future common agricultural policy.

Twitter: #BeeWeek

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Towards a consolidated Network of Knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe

Tues. 1 April 2014, 09:30/16h30
European Parliament, Brussels, Room ASP 1E2

To counteract biodiversity loss, efforts have considerably increased over the past years to strengthen the science-policy-society interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services. There is indeed an active landscape of projects, institutions, organisations and individuals in Europe involved in this interface, all aiming to improve the knowledge flow so that decisions at different policy levels (from European, to national and local levels) are based on the best available knowledge.

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blue growth: promoting jobs and innovation

Wedn. 19 March 2014, 09:00/12:30
European Parliament, Brussels, Room ASP 3G3

Following recognition of the potential of its marine resources, the European Union launched a long-term strategy plan in 2012 to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors, called Blue Growth. It is understood to be the Integrated Maritime Policy's contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Promoting the electrification of transport: The EU and Quebec, similar priorities


Wedn. 19 March 2014, 15:30/17:30
European Parliament, Brussels, Room ASP 1H1

Quebec is one of the largest producers of renewable energy in the world: 98% of its electricity comes from clean energy sources. Pursuing the same committed approach as the EU to reduce dependence on oil and encourage alternative fuels, Quebec has made transport electrification a government priority. Thus, nearly 350 million Euros will be invested by 2017 to promote green mobility. A working group between France and Quebec has been created in December 2013.

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