General information EP Intergroup CCBSD Newsletter


The New Climate Economy Report
Tue., 16th of Sep. 2014

La lutte contre le réchauffement n'est pas l'ennemie de la croissance
Tue., 16th of Sep. 2014

The next European Commissioners and their posts
Wed., 10th of Sep. 2014

EP Intergroup Newsletter September 2014: Editorial
Wed., 03th of Sep. 2014

Become Member of the EP Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development"
Tue., 26th of Aug. 2014

EP Intergroup Newsletter July 2014: Editorial
Thu., 26th of Jun. 2014

Tue., 24th of Jun. 2014

2014 European Elections
Tue., 17th of Jun. 2014

Mon., 28th of Apr. 2014

Intergroup CCBSD Main achievements 2009-2014
Thu., 24th of Apr. 2014

Invasions in Europe
Thu., 24th of Apr. 2014

EP Intergroup Newsletter September 2013: Editorial
Tue., 10th of Sep. 2013

Bee decline/neonicotinoid ban Key decision for bees as European Commission pushes for proposed neonicotinoid suspension
Mon., 29th of Apr. 2013

EU General Court Rules against Sustainable Use of Seals
Fri., 26th of Apr. 2013

First Global Plan of Action for Forest Genetic Resources adopted by FAO members
Tue., 23th of Apr. 2013

CITES COP16 - Vote on US proposal to up list Polar Bear and ban international trade in the species
Thu., 18th of Apr. 2013

New Director at IUCN Brussels Office
Mon., 08th of Apr. 2013

FAO forestry chief to lead UN-wide preps for Expo 2015
Mon., 25th of Mar. 2013

The Inuit take on the world’s greens and animal rightists
Fri., 22th of Feb. 2013

URBES for cities and biodiversity
Fri., 08th of Feb. 2013

A European strategy to tackle the great challenges of agriculture and food security under climate change
Wed., 05th of Dec. 2012

EU parliament urged to reject calls to designate polar bears an endangered species
Wed., 21th of Nov. 2012

Council agreement on revision of accounting directives
Sun., 06th of May. 2012


General information

Chair: MEP Struan Stevenson (United Kingdom, ECR, PECH Committee, Chair of the Delegation for relations with Iraq)

MEP Struan Stevenson is vice-chair of the parliamentary committee on Fisheries and chair of the delegation for relations with Iraq. He has been chairing the Intergroup since 2004, after a mandate as vice-chair (1999-2004). In the last two years, he receiveid the MEP award twice in a row, in recognition of his work on fisheries issues. He is rapporteur on the proposal on the "common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products", and on the proposal "establishing a multiannual plan for the stock of herring distributed to the west of Scotland and the fisheries exploiting that stock".


The European Parliament Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development" brings together Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all political groups and Parliamentary Committees to find sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time. This balanced forum of discussion allows MEPs to listen, debate and shape ideas and policies based on contributions from the different stakeholders (relevant experts, NGOs, private sector, researchers and academics) in the presence of the European Commission, EU Presidency, and EU Member States.

The Union shall work for the sustainable development of Europe based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress, and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment.” Article 3 (3) of the Treaty of Lisbon

With the support of the four main political groups and MEPs, members of all political colours, the Intergroup remains the largest and most influential Intergroup within the European Parliament, which has officially recognised 27 Intergroups.

Our Mission

Recognising that the well-being of humankind is severely affected by climate change and biodiversity loss, and that it depends on healthy and resilient ecosystems, the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” aims to constitute a platform for balanced discussion to lead the integration of these issues in the legislative activity of the European Parliament.

Our Approach

  • To achieve and ensure a balance between environmental, social and economic needs
  • To mainstream and effectively integrate climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development issues into EU policy-making
  • To further raise awareness on decisions taken at the EU level on sustainable development issues

Your contribution

  • To participate and contribute to the work of the European Parliament
  • To listen, interact and engage with MEPs, NGOs, the private sector and renowned experts in the presence of the European Commission and EU Presidency representatives
  • To share your concerns and knowledge
  • To jointly develop strategies

Structure of the Intergroup

The Intergroup is made up of 11 Working Groups between which there are many synergies. Each Working Group is chaired by one or two Members of the European Parliament.

Organigram of the Intergroup

The Intergroup has over 150 MEPs members representing all political groups (full list).

Secretariat of the Intergroup

EBCD jointly with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) provide the Secretariat to the Intergroup.

The secretariat carries out the following activities:

  •  Monitor all developments related to sustainable development issues both at European and International level
  •  Maintain regular contacts with key policy makers and stakeholders
  •  Make the agenda of the events in close collaboration with the MEP involved
  •  Take care of the logistics
  •  Make the press release and the report of the events

Intergroup Organigram
Intergroup leaflet
Calendar of Intergroup events 2009
Calendar of Intergroup events 2010
Calendar of Intergroup events 2011
Calendar of Intergroup events 2012
Calendar of Intergroup events 2013
Calendar of Intergroup events 2014



Intergroup Cocktail Reception in Strasbourg
Tue., 01th of Jul. 2014
European Parliament, Strasbourg, Room C2.1
A New Spring for Bees
Wed., 02th of Apr. 2014
Towards a consolidated Network of Knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe
Tue., 01th of Apr. 2014
Promoting the electrification of transport : the EU and Quebec, similar priorities
Wed., 19th of Mar. 2014
Blue Growth: promoting jobs and innovation
Wed., 19th of Mar. 2014
Ocean Literacy: Educating the public on species and habitat conservation
Tue., 28th of Jan. 2014
European Parliament, Brussels, Room PHS 4B01
Water and Energy as instruments for Peace
Tue., 28th of Jan. 2014
European Parliament, Brussels, Room P5B001
The EU’s BEST Initiative: Voluntary scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories
Mon., 27th of Jan. 2014
European Parliament, Brussels, Room P7C050
A New EU Forest Strategy: Ensuring sustainable forest management for socio-economic and environmental services
Tue., 21th of Jan. 2014
European Parliament, Brussels, Room JAN 6Q1
EU legislation on Invasive Alien Species: debate on strengthening the EC proposed approach
Mon., 20th of Jan. 2014
Sustainable Consumption and Production: Increasing productivity while reducing resource inputs and pollution outputs
Thu., 05th of Dec. 2013
European Parliament, Brussels, Room A5E2
Jobs, competitiveness and environmental protection: Opportunities in the minerals sector
Wed., 04th of Dec. 2013
The EU Overseas Countries and Territories: Valuing a global asset and developing regional hubs
Tue., 03th of Dec. 2013
Room JAN 6Q1, European Parliament, Brussels
Sustainable Chemistry: Supporting Research, Innovation and Competitiveness in Europe
Wed., 13th of Nov. 2013
Room A1E2, European Parliament, Brussels
ETS and Aviation: Which way forward to ensure competitiveness and emissions’ reduction?
Wed., 13th of Nov. 2013
Prevention and management of the introduction and spread of Invasive Alien Species
Wed., 06th of Nov. 2013
The future of Biofuels as alternative fuel for the transport sector
Wed., 16th of Oct. 2013
European Parliament, Brussels, Room 6Q1
NAIADES: the promotion and future of inland waterways in Europe
Tue., 01th of Oct. 2013
European Parliament, Brussels, Room A1H1
Policy options for the new EU framework on environmental inspections
Wed., 25th of Sep. 2013
Meeting the EU 2020 Biodiversity Targets: Mainstreaming Conservation
Tue., 24th of Sep. 2013
ASP 3E2, European Parliament