The 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law after five years of high commodity prices. Today, however, after five years of low commodity prices and a decline in net farm income by over 50% since 2013, the 2018 Farm Bill is being drafted under significantly different circumstances. This event will examine the risk management tools currently available to US producers and how the new legislation is likely to affect them.
Brussels – Solar panels could soon cover millions more rooftops in Europe, after the EU reached a deal on Wednesday to make it easier for households to play a part in the renewable energy transition, said Greenpeace.
The Gas Distributors for Sustainability brings together the five largest gas distribution system operators (DSOs) in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Romania. The GD4S coalition is organizing the workshop “Clean mobility: Which contribution from natural and renewable gas?” in Brussels on the 20th of June.
The fourth ministerial meeting in 2018 Argentina’s G20 presidency, which will take place will convene delegates from G20 member and guest countries, as well as international organizations, to discuss public policies to help promote transitions towards more flexible, more transparent and cleaner energy systems.
BusinessEurope’s paper on Brexit’s customs implications and solutions is meant to inform policymakers and businesses alike of the customs-related impact that Brexit could have, to help businesses understand the issues they might face and to provide the policy makers with proposals to eliminate or offset the problems identified in this paper.
On 18 and 19 June, the Federal Environment Ministry and the Government of the Republic of Poland are hosting the 9th Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin. This informal meeting of ministers and representatives from 35 countries focusses on the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and preparation for the next Climate Change Conference, which will take place in December in Katowice under Poland’s Presidency.
This conference, organized in the framework of “bring EUROPEAN MARITIME DAY to your country” and supported by DG MARE, will provide an opportunity for policy makers, civil
society, scientific academia, food industry representatives to foster a multi-stakeholder debate and to highlight the potential of bio-based plastics as a sustainable alternative to tackle microplastics pollution.
Member States, the European Parliament, health and environment NGOs, patient groups, car owners, scientists, industry associations and businesses will gather: (1) to ensure that Dieselgate-like breaches of environmental, consumer and other laws will not be repeated, (2) to safeguard the interests of consumers, the environment and patient groups, and (3) to restore the public trust in European sustainable car production.