The EU is taking new measures to reduce the risk of shortages of water for irrigating crops. The Council today adopted its position (general approach) on a regulation which facilitates the use of urban waste water for agricultural irrigation.
A recent JRC study investigated the effects of extreme climatic events on agricultural commodity markets.
Report on biodiversity sheds a light on where the future negotiation should go.
On the eve of key decisions which will shape the Union’s new leadership and strategic agenda for the next five years, the national Economic and Social Councils and the European Economic and Social Council met in Rome on 13-14 June to discuss their role in the sustainable development of Europe and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The presidents and secretaries-general of the National Economic and Social Councils of the EU (NESC) and the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) met in Rome on 13 and 14 June 2019.
The approval of the EU human rights guidelines on safe drinking water and sanitation is one of many steps that the EU is taking to realise its commitment to ensure the progressive realisation of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation for all, as well as its commitment to the human rights defenders fighting for these rights.
On 15 and 16 June, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will attend the G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial meeting, which takes place in Karuizawa, Japan.
Recent outbreaks of a plant bacterium have led to losses in olive and almond orchards in southern Europe. Known as Xylella fastidiosa (XF), there is no known cure. An EU-funded project is making major strides in improving prevention, early detection and control of the disease, aiming to avoid further economic damage and to save jobs.
An EU-funded project is working on improving the understanding of the complex interplay between water, land, energy, food and climate and developing a serious game to support policymakers in developing more sustainable resource-management strategies.