Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (25 April 209)

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Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy’

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy’

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Comitology Meeting: Committee for the Adaptation to scientific and technical progress and implementation of the Directives on waste established under Article 39 OF Directive 2008/98/EC – Waste reporting (2 May 2019)

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UPDATED – Press Release: EU, Latin America and the Caribbean: Partnering for prosperity, democracy, resilience and global governance

Update – the factsheet on EU-LAC relations is available.

Update – the speech by HR/VP Mogherini at the EP on the Joint Communication to the EP and to the Council: EU, Latin America and the Caribbean – joining forces for a common future is available.

The European Union is strengthening its political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing it on four priorities – prosperity, democracy, resilience and effective global governance – for common future. The vision for a stronger and modernised bi-regional partnership focused on trade, investment and sectoral cooperation is set out in a new joint communication presented by the European Commission and the High Representative. This new partnership aims at working together in changing global and regional realities that require joint efforts to address common challenges and opportunities.

Press Release: IEA celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Energy Business Council with its largest gathering ever in Paris

The International Energy Agency on Tuesday held the 20th meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council, the overarching body through which the IEA interacts with the private sector.

Press Release: Read our newly launched Climate Emergency Manifesto

GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.

Press Release: Beverage Carton Companies Announce Managing Director for the EXTR:ACT Platform

EXTR:ACT – Driving Value for multimaterial recycling, the pan-European platform created by BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, SIG Combibloc, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, all members of the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE), has announced the nomination of EXTR:ACT’s Managing Director, Michael Brandl.

UPDATED – Agenda: Platform for Coal and Carbon-Intensive Regions in Transition (8-9 April 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultations: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – Configuration ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy’

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Press Release: Jams, honey and wine, straight from the blackberry vine

Publicity and public relations may not seem like the obvious beginnings to a career in agriculture. However, for Nuria Alvarez of Zamora from Spain, they have proven a perfect fit. Having taken the skills that she learned during her studies and the experience she has gained whilst working in marketing back to her local area, she has developed an innovative new product for her family’s farm.

Press Release: Climate activist Greta Thunberg urges MEPs to put words into action

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.

UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (15 April 2019)

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Press Release: Inside a good LIFE proposal – tips, insights, perspectives

What’s it like to apply for LIFE funding? How much time will you need? How do you find the best partners? The European Commission asked 3 recently successful projects for their insight. Here, LIFE Resilience explains how they applied for their climate change adaptation project.

Press Release: FEAD president declares recycling targets set by EC ambitious but achievable if strong pull measures create a shock demand for recycled materials

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – FEAD gathered Circular Economy’s key players, policy makers, key stakeholders, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee for a brainstorming workshop on April 9, “From Setting Recycling Targets to Achieving Them”. Participants were split into groups to address the question: how can the private waste management industry and EU funding help the 14 member states falling short of their 2020 objectives, set out in the Waste Framework Directive, reach their 50% recycling target, and in general, the EU to achieve the recycling targets of the circular economy Package? The results of the fruitful event will be released this April. In an interview, FEAD’s president shares his views on how the question could be answered.

Press Release: Striking the right balance – Facilitating sustainable biomass use in domestic heating in the Danube region

Biomass is a renewable alternative to fossil fuels, but as a recently published JRC report has demonstrated, finding an equilibrium between the benefits and the possible negative impacts the increased use of biomass might have on the environment, is vital.

Press release: LIFE enables EU’s first zero-emissions waste collections

In a European first, 2 hydrogen powered bin lorries have been approved for road use and are being rolled out on the streets of Eindhoven, Best and Veldhoven in the Netherlands. With this inauguration, the municipalities are raising the game on zero-emissions waste collection and making their streets quieter and their air cleaner.

Question for Written Answer: Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

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Agenda: Meeting of the Expert group on waste (packaging) (7 December 2018)

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Agenda: Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (15 April 2019)

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UPDATED – Draft Council conclusions on an EU Industrial Policy: Vision for 2030

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