Press Release: Can Europe make ‘Farm to Fork’ more than just a pretty slogan?

The first examples of farming hark back at least 100,000 years, and the growth of agriculture is seen as an essential driver for human civilization. But today the farming sector is facing a fundamental challenge as it attempts to remodel itself to meet the demands of a sustainable planet. The European Commission hopes to set a new agricultural agenda this March when it unveils its long-awaited ‘Farm to Fork’ initiative. Can it redesign the entire architecture of the food sector, or just nibble at the edges?

Press Release: Green future: Europe has to show the way and lead by example

The fight against climate change was high on the agenda of the January plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which hosted a debate on COP25 and the European Green Deal.

Press Release: EIT Raw Materials-supported venture maximising water recovery in copper smelter

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UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (27 January 2020)

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Agenda: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel Convention) (30 January 2020)

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Eurostat: Energy for transport – 8% from renewable sources

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Implementation of Construction Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 305/2011) (22 January 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Exchange of views with Mr Darko Horvat, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts & Ms Blaženka Divjak, Minister of Science and Education (22 January 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Presentation of the Council Presidency’s Programme (22 January 2020)

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Press Release: Greenhouse gas emissions from waste

Between 1995 and 2017, greenhouse gas emissions from waste in the EU have fallen by 42%, according to estimates by the European Environmental Agency. The amount of emissions from waste depends on how the waste is treated. For example, when waste is landfilled, the organic material in the waste decomposes and produces gas.

Question for Oral Answer: Updated Bioeconomy Strategy – a sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe

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UPDATED – Agenda: EP ENVI Committee Meeting (16 December 2019)

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Joint Statement of the Ministers of Agriculture of Germany, Spain and France on future CAP in the context of the European Green Deal

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Report: Friends or foes? A compatibility assessment of bioeconomy-related Sustainable Development Goals for European policy coherence

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Agenda: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) (29 January 2020)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/95 of 22 January 2020 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2323 establishing the European List of ship recycling facilities pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Exchange of views with Mr Tomislav Ćorić, Minister of Environment and Energy and Mr Josip Bilaver, State Secretary, Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (22 January 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Exchange of views with Ms Marija Vučković, Croatian Minister of Agriculture (21 January 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Exchange of views on energy storage (22 January 2020)

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Stakeholder Press Release: Multifunctional forests hold the key to reaching the EU’s climate and biodiversity objectives

EU Forest representatives, including CEPF, Copa-Cogeca, ELO and EUSTAFOR, teamed up yesterday to organise the event entitled “Seeing the forest for the trees – the multifunctional role of EU forests” in the European Parliament (EP).

Event: ‘Reflect, Debate, Advise – Get Level(s) right’ Conference (Brussels, 20 February 2020)

During the morning, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will present the results from the Level(s) testing, which involved over 130 buildings. The findings are based on the testers’ results, survey responses as well as verification interviews with selected test teams. This will be complemented by findings from national tests in France, Finland and Denmark. The afternoon will offer the opportunity for participants to help shaping the future of Level(s). This will be done through a series of discussions on how to improve the tool and assure its success, based on the findings from the test phase. The JRC, together with a selection of testers, will present initial ideas and proposals as the basis for further discussion.

Minutes: Meeting of the SCHEER Working Group on Anaerobic Biodegradation of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonates (LAS) (10 January 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Exchange of Views with Croatian Minister of Environment and Energy (21 January 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Objection pursuant to Rule 112(2), (3) and (4)(c): Commission Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards lead and its compounds (20 January 2020)

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