On the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Forests and dedicated to “Forests for Sustainable Cities”, representatives of European forest owners, managers and forest-based industries call for more awareness and support to further use the potential of European forests to contribute to a sustainable future.
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties’ overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture.
On 22 March, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will deliver a keynote speech at the 2018 Sustainability Summit in London, setting out the urgent need to reorient global capital flows towards sustainable investment and how European financial players can capitalise on the massive investment opportunities presented by the Paris Agreement on climate change
Agenda items include rules for the internal market in natural gas, the WFD, climate governance after 2020: a contribution to the UNFCCC COP24, the Plastics Strategy and the contribution of EU local and regional authorities to CBD COP14.