Report: Assessing Progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 6 on Sustainable Fisheries

The Report on Assessing Progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 6 on Sustainable Fisheries (available here), developed by the IUCN Fisheries Expert Group (FEG), coordinated by EBCD, has been released by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity as part of its Technical Series. The Report discusses key elements and approaches for realistic …

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 …

How Can Industry Innovation meet the Challenges of the CFP Landing Obligation

ROUNDTABLE: How Can Industry Innovation meet the Challenges of the CFP Landing Obligation? Chaired by: Alain Cadec MEP Chair of the “Fisheries, Aquaculture & Integrated Maritime Policy” working group of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development“ The landing obligation is one of the biggest challenges to …

Fleet report shows progress towards more sustainable fleet levels

The Commission adopted the annual fleet report (2013) last week. The report shows that Member States are continuing to make progress in adjusting their fishing capacity and achieving a balance between fishing capacity and fishing opportunities. On 1 January 2014, 86.879 vessels were registered in the EU fleet register, with …

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 …

United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda

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Circular Economy and Packaging

On 23 April, industry, municipalities and NGO representatives echoed a common message to EU policy-makers about (1) the need to clearly define Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and (2) the need to set up binding EPR minimum performance requirements in the Waste Framework Directive and Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive. This …

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 …