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 …

New Tools for Farming in the Circular Economy: Creating a Single Market for the Fertilising Products that Farmers Need?

 “Agriculture is not old-fashioned but in fact an innovative and modern sector” Jan Huitema MEP Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the recently updated Fertilisers Regulation underlining that the creation of a single market is crucial in order to provide businesses and farmers with the variety …

Boosting Biodiversity Research Cooperation – A NetBiome Roadmap for European (sub)Tropical Overseas

“The Netbiome partnership is a unique example of a research network built by and for the EU Overseas”   – José Azevedo, project coordinator Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to engage with the NetBiome network, which highlighted the need to face the challenges of conserving the rich biodiversity …

Boosting Biodiversity Research Cooperation

Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to engage with the NetBiome network, which highlighted the need to face the challenges of conserving the rich biodiversity found in the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories. It called upon Europe to reconcile nature protection with sustainable human development …

Forest Landscapes: solutions for climate change mitigation

  “Biodiversity matters for the functioning of forests today and as insurance for the future” Marielos Peña-Claris, Wageningen University EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to discuss the ROBIN project, which highlights the pivotal role of tropical forests and the carbon and non-carbon benefits they provide. ROBIN …

MPAs and Fisheries Management

SUMMARY REPORT MARINE PROTECTED AREAS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT  Policy makers, academic researchers and representatives from civil society gathered on Tuesday 13 October in the European Parliament, to discuss the issue of “Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Fisheries Management”, chaired by MEP Isabelle Thomas. MEP Isabelle Thomas, Co-Chair of the Fisheries, …

New Challenges for Bees: The Way Forward

– Press Release – EU decision-makers and stakeholders gathered from across Europe in Brussels for the 4th Edition of the European Bee Week to ensure that bee health is put at the top of the agenda. The Bee Week called for collaboration among all stakeholders to work together in order …

Impact of Marine Debris on Oceans and Marine Life

Policy makers, academic researches and representatives from the civil society got together on Wednesday July the 1st in the European Parliament, to discuss the issue of marine litter in the event entitled “Marine Litter Impact on Oceanic Ecosystems – Problems & Solutions”, chaired by MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos. Ricardo Serrão …

Fisheries Governance & Biodiversity Conservation

IUCN’s fisheries expert called the European Parliament and European Commission to give more attention to the need for joint governance of fisheries and biodiversity conservation and to reinforce support to the social aspects of fisheries as the sector has now to face strong pressure groups with different interests. Serge Garcia, …

Banking Nature: will putting a price on nature protect it?

Nature is in crisis. If we continue to lose biodiversity at the present speed and scale, the future provision of the most basic of human needs such as food, clean water and clean air could be at risk. As the EU mounts new legislation and new funds to facilitate private …