Post COP21: Challenges and Chances for Renewable Energy and Bioenergy

Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament on the 28th of September to discuss the important role of renewable energy sources with the Austrian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Andrä Rupprechter outlining the Austrian vision for a real energy transition. The meeting entitled “Post COP21 Challenges …

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 …

EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE – EP Think Tank

European aquaculture is stagnating by contrast with increasing rates of aquaculture production at world level and, in particular, in Asia. To try to dampen this trend, the Commission published two communications with strategies for developing European aquaculture, one in 2002 and another in 2009. The 2002 strategy failed to increase …

Contributions received on the Consultation on International Ocean Governance are published

The European Commission has published the contributions from Public authorities, Registered and Non-registered organisations and individual citizens on the Public consultation on “International Ocean Governance”, which was launched in summer 2015. It has also provided a list with all the answers received. Visit the EC’s webpage here: PUBLIC CONSULTATION and check …

Atlantic stakeholder platform conference

As part of the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan, the European Commission invites stakeholders to share their practical knowledge and ideas at the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform conference. The 2nd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform conference, to be held on 29 October 2015 in Brest, will bring relevant stakeholders together and through …

The Role of Biowaste in the Emerging Circular Economy

Stakeholders highlighted the key role that biowaste will have in the emerging circular economy and called upon EU decision-makers to support the proper management of biowaste as it will contribute to a more sustainable and resource-efficient Europe. “Proper management of biowaste should be at the core of EU strategies” Enzo …

Ensuring a Non-Toxic Circular Economy

On Tuesday 5th of May, policy-makers and stakeholders were brought together by the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Swedish Ministry of Environment and Energy, to discuss the importance of ensuring a non-toxic …

Integrating CO₂ in the Value Chain – The role of chemistry –

Carbon management is an essential component of future sustainable developments. Carbon dioxide is available as “waste” in huge amounts from various industrial sources. Tapping on this potential feedstock allows harvesting renewable energy into the chemical value chain. Possible applications include fuels, basic chemicals, polymers, and even fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. …

Positioning Europe in Global Science

POSITIONING EUROPE IN GLOBAL SCIENCE FUTURE EARTH EUROPEAN LAUNCH EVENT OF ITS 8-POINT PLAN FOR SOLUTIONS-ORIENTED GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH On Tuesday 3 February 2015 Members of European Parliament (MEPs), European and international institutions, research funders and leading researchers will sit around the table in the European Parliament (EP) on the …