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


EP Intergroup CCBSD


Tuesday, 30th of September 2014, 10:00/17:00
ASP 3G2, European Parliament, Brussels


Europe faces enormous challenges in the years to come. We need to increase our efforts to 

mitigate climate change and enhance our resilience to natural disasters, continue to ensure safe and nutritious food to more than 500 million people, safeguard our water and air quality, protect our rich biodiversity, and deal with increasing urbanization and human health issues. On an international level, we need to reinforce our fight against poverty and help drive sustainable development and prosperity around the world.

Nature can play a strong role in tackling these challenges. Often, nature’s solutions are at our fingertips, but we ignore them. Using nature to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time can be cost-effective, help safeguard the environment and halt biodiversity loss, and provide numerous economic and social benefits by creating jobs and stimulating innovation. All these are good reasons for recognizing and implementing the solutions nature can provide.

The objective of this conference is to raise awareness on the numerous environmental, economic and social benefits that can be realised by implementing nature-based solutions and by restoring the natural functions of ecosystems. Speakers will illustrate and discuss ways in which nature can provide solutions to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and inspire participants to look beyond the traditional answers to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, by turning to nature to provide solutions that will enhance both Europe’s socio-economic and environmental development.

About this conference:
This conference is convened by the European Parliament Intergroup on 'Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development', in partnership with IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and the European Commission.


Documents of the meeting


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