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

Pulse gear – A more sustainable alternative for traditional beam trawling?

The pulse trawl is a fishing gear that uses electrical pulses to catch target species such as sole and shrimp. The pulse trawl is considered by ICES and STECF to be a more sustainable alternative to the traditional beam trawl due to reduced fuel consumption, higher selectivity for sole and …

Bees & Biodiversity: new cooperations

Since 2012, the European Bee and Pollination Week is held every year in the European Parliament in Brussels. This meeting has become a must-attend event and brings together all stakeholders in the sector: European MPs, representatives of the Commission and European institutions, beekeepers, farmers, scientists, veterinarians, manufacturers, NGOs and citizens. …

Solidarity in Water – SDG 6 on water & sanitation

On Tuesday 20 June MEP Michel Dantin will host the event entitled “Solidarity in Water – SDG 6 on water & sanitation: how can Europe make a difference in third countries”. Adopted in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals represent a comprehensive, universal and inclusive sustainable development framework. Among all, SDG 6 particularly …

Forest-based Bioeconomy and EU’s Bioeconomy Strategy

Policy-makers, academics, forest-based industries, and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament for an exchange on the upcoming EU Bioeconomy Strategy and the role that forest-based bioeconomy plays in Europe. Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP and Chair of the “Bioeconomy” working group of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” …

Supporting the Implementation of SDG 14

On Wednesday 31 May MEPs Ricardo Serrao Santos and Alain Cadec will co-host the event entitled “Supporting the Implementation of SDG 14 – State of play on the UN Ocean Conference”. Adopted in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a comprehensive, universal and inclusive sustainable development framework. The SDG …

Implementation of the agri-environment-climate measures

Policy-makers, farmers, land owners, stakeholders, citizens, and scientists gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the implementation of agri-environment-climate measures, their contribution to a more sustainable farming sector as well as their trade-offs and limitations. Angélique Delahaye MEP and Chair of the “Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services” working group of the …