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The Intergroup offers a multi-stakeholder platform of discussion on sustainable development issues in the European Parliament

Marine Plastics Need European Action

On Wednesday 8 November Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP and Vice-Chair of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development“, together with IUCN European Regional Office will host the conference entitled “Marine Plastics Need European Action”. Plastic waste is increasingly impacting the marine environment and becoming one of the most …

Towards a new EU policy for sustainable bioenergy: The role of forest biomass for climate change mitigation and adaption

On Tuesday 10 October MEP Marijana Petir together with MEP Hannu Takkula, hosted the event entitled “Towards a new EU policy for sustainable bioenergy: The role of forest biomass for climate change mitigation and adaption.” The event gathered policy-makers, scientists, and stakeholders in the European Parliament to discuss the role of forest …

Welcome to our new Vice-Chair!

We are happy to welcome or new Vice-Chair MEP Fredrick Federley (ALDE/SE) who officially joined the Intergroup in July taking over as Chair of the “Circular Economy & Raw Materials” working group. As Chair he is committed to working towards policies promoting the concept of a circular economy: decreasing unnecessary …

New Intergroup Brochure

The Intergroup proudly presents its new brochure, which is a mid-term review of the Intergroup’s activities thus far. The brochure presents all events organised from January 2015 to June 2017 which include over 60 events, making it the most active Intergroup in the Parliament. The Secretariat would like to thank …

Building an effective Bioeconomy Strategy

On Thursday 28 September 2017  Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP and Chair of the working group on “Bioeconomy” hosted a breakfast debate entitled “Building an effective Bioeconomy Strategy“. The event gathered policy-makers and stakeholders in the European Parliament to assess the achievements of the  2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy and highlight the next …

Copernicus Marine Service: An EU asset for sustainable oceans

Policy-makers, research institutions, industry, environmental organisations, civil society, and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament on 26 September 2017 to discuss the achievements and future prospects of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). The EU Copernicus programme is in the process of its mid-term evaluation review and in light …