Waste no time, waste no water: The potential of water re-use in agriculture

MEP Michel Dantin Chair of the “Water & Agriculture” Working Group of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” Cordially invites you to the event Waste no time, waste no water: The potential of water re-use in agriculture   Monday, 8 October 2018 18:30 – 20:30 …

‘European Week of Bees and Pollinators’ 2018: High-Level Conference

Organized by: Michel Dantin MEP Chair of the “Apiculture & Bee Health” Working Group of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” This year we focused on ’’How is the agricultural community mobilized to protect bees?’’. Bee Week 2018 was hosted by MEP Michel Dantin, Chair of the “Apiculture …

Revision of the ‘Drinking Water Directive’

Michel Dantin MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament on the Drinking Water Directive recast, Chair of the “Agriculture & Water Management” working group of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” chaired a conference on the”Revision of the Drinking Water Directive” on Wednesday 16 May 2018 in the Committee of the Regions. High quality, safe and …

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Co-chaired by: Michel Dantin MEP Chair of the “Water& Agriculture” Working Group, member of AGRI Committee Peter Liese MEP ENVI Committee Coordinator for EPP   Policy-makers, industry, and civil society gathered to discuss the potential policy options to curb the impact of pharmaceuticals in the environment. The Commission recently launched …

Bees & Biodiversity: new cooperations

Launched in 2012, the European Week of Bees and Pollination takes place annually at the European Parliament, bringing together representatives of the European and national institutions, beekeepers, farmers, animal health specialists, scientists, NGOs and the industry. Through discussions and other interactive activities, participants can exchange views, discuss recent developments related …

Solidarity in Water – SDG 6 on water & sanitation: how can Europe make a difference in third countries

  Adopted in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a comprehensive, universal and inclusive sustainable development framework. SDG 6 particularly underlines the importance of water and sanitation taking into account the need to involve local communities and authorities. SDG 6 addresses the issues relating to drinking water, sanitation and …

Sustainable Management of Water in Agriculture – Addressing pressure from agriculture to achieve the goals of the WFD

In light of the discussion of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the review of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to highlight the need to better integrate the agricultural and water sector in order to better manage natural resources and take …

Apiculture and Bee Health Working Group

Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament to exchange on the upcoming Bee Week 2017 and to engage in a dialogue with beekeepers and on the challenges they face. Mariya Gabriel MEP and Chair welcomed participants by drawing on the success of the past Bee Weeks and suggested to …

Water Governance Across Europe – In Light of the Review of the EU Water Framework Directive

Policy-makers, international organizations, industry, local authorities and civil society gathered in the European Parliament on the 1st of February 2017 to identify practices of good governance to improve the application of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Michel Dantin MEP and Chair of the “Agriculture and Water Management” Working Group of …

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 …