UN General Assembly (New York, 26/09/2019)
The European Investment Bank (EIB), as a key player in international development, will be announcing a number of initiatives with its partners on the margins of the IMF/ World Bank Group annual meetings, taking place in Washington DC.
The 1st International Environmental Sustainability Congress will take place in Madrid on October 31st, 2019. The congress will address issues concerning public management and private initiatives from enterprises and social organizations with a major impact on citizens’ lives.
A summary of the debate is now available.
Le Comité européen des régions, à l’initiative de Jacques Blanc (FR / PPE), maire de La Canourgue, a adopté à l’unanimité l’avis sur le pastoralisme lors de la session plénière d’octobre. La préservation de l’activité pastorale est nécessaire pour maintenir l’agriculture sur l’ensemble du territoire afin de préserver un tissu rural vivant , mais aussi pour atteindre nos objectifs environnementaux et climatiques soulignent les responsables des gouvernements locaux. Le maintien de l’activité pastorale permet également le développement du tourisme dans les zones rurales et la lutte contre les incendies et les avalanches. La politique agricole commune (PAC), mais aussi la politique environnementale et sociale doivent donc davantage prendre en compte le pastoralisme.
Yesterday at the plenary debate on the upcoming European Council on the 17th and 18th of October, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament addressed the main priorities for the S&D Group.
Ahead of next week’s EU Summit, MEPs call for urgent action to safeguard EU programme funding, to tackle climate change and to avoid a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
A corrigendum and a revised version of the conclusions have been published .
The Council today adopted conclusions on EU preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings in Santiago de Chile (2-13 December 2019).
A summary of the second hearing is now available.
As part of the UN Climate Action Summit, the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Deloitte launched a report, supported by EIT Climate-KIC: ‘Digital with Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer 2030’.
Forest root systems increase soil strength and stability, thus protecting mountainous regions against gravitational natural hazards, such as landslides. However, tree roots are affected by factors such as soil properties, climate and disturbances, such as timber-harvesting or wildfire — and, as a result, a forest’s stabilising effect can vary greatly. This study of fire-disturbed beech forests explores how this effect changes over time. The results reveal that forests which have suffered moderate and severe wildfires completely lose their protective function within 15 years, placing those regions at high risk of landslide for up to 50 years after the fires.
A shift to a less-polluting economy requires significant investment. The EU wants to attract more private money as public funds are insufficient.
A summary of the information from the Danish delegation and the debate is now available.