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


Sustainable Forest Biomass in light of COP21 Paris

The role of forests and woody biomass within the EU policy framework on climate and energy was discussed at the European Parliament at the Intergroup Conference “Sustainable forest biomass in the light of COP21 (Paris)” on 1 December 2016. The event was held one day after the European Commission’s publication …


The European Arctic Policy: International Cooperation towards Sustainable Development

  In light of the new EU Arctic Policy and the European Parliament’s on-going discussion of the broader European role in the Arctic, policy-makers and representatives from the Arctic Community gathered for an exchange of views on the issues, particularly highlighting the needs and aspirations of the peoples and societies …


Innovating Europe’s Energy Future: The Role of Natural Gas

Over the years Europe has produced some of the world’s most effective legislation to tackle climate change and move towards low-carbon systems. The energy mix plays a central part in this, and plenty of initiatives are in place to ensure Europe will benefit from renewable energy sources and clean technologies …


What Future for Fisheries in the European Outermost Regions?

On Thursday the 10th of November, Maurice Ponga MEP and Chair of the working group on “Island and Overseas Entities” will co-host together with Alain Cadec MEP and Chair of the working group on “Fisheries, Aquaculture & Integrated Maritime Policy”, the event entitled “What Future for Fisheries in the European Outermost Regions?”   Fisheries in …


Outcomes of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 – what do they mean for Europe?

IUCN and the Slovakian Presidency of the Council of the EU are on Monday the 7th of November hosting the event entitled “Outcomes of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 – what do they mean for Europe?”. Our planet is at a crossroads – the decisions we make today will set …


Recycling in the Circular Economy: Roles, Opportunities & Challenges

Policy-makers, industry, NGOs, and other stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the vital role of recycling in the circular economy providing the perspective of the many stakeholders working in the value chain. The meeting was organised by MEP Pavel Poc, Chair of the Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, …