Organised by the European Commission Department for Agriculture and Rural Development the workshop follows on from a workshop (20-21 September 2018) on best practices for the effective integration of primary producers in the bioeconomy value chains.
The Council conclusions have been published in the Official Journal.
One year on from the adoption of the EU Regulation on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), experts convened by the European Commission have completed an assessment of Member States’ national forestry accounting plans to evaluate their compliance with the main principles and requirements set out in the Regulation.
A recent Euronews Futuris episode on the European Union (EU) bioeconomy, renewable resources, bioplastics, and citizen science opens with a reference to JRC data on the European Commission’s Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy.
The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe’s most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production. The main goal of the ERSCPs is to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc.
The conference “European Bioeconomy Scene 2019” will take place in Helsinki on 8–10 July. It is one of the main events to be held in Helsinki during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union and it is sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland and the European Commission.
The informal meeting reunited ministers of environment from the EU Member States, EFTA states and candidate states for accession to the EU, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, representatives of the General Secretariat of the Council, executive director of European Environment Agency and General Secretary of European Environmental Bureau.
The European EMAS Award is the most prestigious award in environmental management and has been presented to EMAS registered organisations since 2005. The 2019 EMAS Awards will honour registered organisations that implemented EMAS as a driver of change towards sustainable transition.
Finance for the biggest solar park on the African continent, at Benban in Egypt; the first wind farm ever in Mongolia, and the 21 cities that have signed up to the EBRD’s pioneering urban sustainability programme, EBRD Green Cities, with more to come. These are just three examples of the EBRD’s successful work helping the countries where we work transition to the green economy.
How can we reduce the amount of domestic refuse that is landfilled or burned? An EU-funded project is running pilot schemes in four European towns to promote a circular economy in the processing of municipal waste.
The event will highlight the latest trends in financing green cities. From innovative technologies to sustainable infrastructure investment, it will explore how best to tackle urban challenges and secure a better and more sustainable future for cities and their residents.
The 16-year old Swede, who inspired the worldwide “School Strike For Climate” movement, addressed MEPs in an Environment Committee meeting in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
The Council today adopted a set of conclusions on the progress achieved in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy and on a new strategic framework for forests. The conclusions follow the publication of a Commission report in December 2018, which reviewed the role played by the strategy in its first five years of life.