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


Recycling in the Circular Economy: Roles, Opportunities & Challenges

Closing the loop of the circular economy requires a stronger European recycling sector, in order to be able to turn more waste into new resources and translate higher recycling targets into concrete business opportunities, at the same time improving environmental performances. For this purpose, it is important to have a …


Post COP21: Challenges & Chances for Renewable Energy & Bioenergy

At the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015 a universal and legally binding agreement to tackle climate change was adopted with the long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and the aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C. Energy …


Internship Fall 2016: Apply Now!

The European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), is an international environmental NGO based in Brussels, with the main objective to promote the sustainable use of natural renewable resources both in Europe and worldwide. EBCD is offering an internship position beginning in September (dates are flexible). Assisting the Secretariat of …


MPAs: Between the MSFD and the CFP – How to strike the right balance?

On the 23rd of June 2016, MEP Alain Cadec gathered policy-makers and stakeholders in the European Parliament to discuss marine protected areas (MPAs) and the need to strike the right balance between the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in order to further balance environmental …


The Value of Biodiversity in the Agri-Food Chain

Key stakeholders in the agri-food chain were brought together by MEP Angélique Delahaye to discuss the importance of promoting biodiversity throughout the chain. This meeting was held as a follow-up to a previous working group event that took place in May, which tackled the topic of biodiversity in food production. …


Bees caring for Europeans. Europeans caring for Bees?

The European Week of Bees and Pollination, which was initiated in 2012, celebrated this year its 5th anniversary. The annual event offers the opportunity for representatives of the EU institutions, Member States, the beekeeping sector, farmers, NGOs, the scientific community, and industry from fields related to bees and biodiversity to …