A NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: European Civil Society Positions on the Post-2015 FrameworkConference -
Brussels, Belgium In 2012, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon started preparations for the Post-2015 framework, which will implement the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference and build on the Millennium Development Goals. The Post-2015 process presents a unique opportunity to address poverty eradication and sustainable development in one single and universal set of goals.
Nicolas Hulot at the EESCMeeting -
9:00-12:00, Room JDE 60, EESC, 99 rue Belliard, Brussels, Belgium The Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet of the President of France
met representatives of European civil society.
Integrated production in EuropeEESC, VM3 meeting room, Rue Van Maerlant/Van Maerlantstraat 2 - Brussels, Belgium Public hearing on Integrated production Europe will be held on 20 November 2013 at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels and will focus on the following:
Do consumers know what integrated production means and are they aware of its benefits? Is EU legislation required, or should we keep the situation as it is with different regulatory frameworks in different Member States? How could we set up a consistent system across the EU?
Civil society engaging in local renewable energy production - Eastern European PerspectiveEESC at the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change COP19 in Warsaw Warsaw, Poland EESC at the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change COP19 (Warsaw)
Local, small-scale renewable energy production initiated and own by the local people is an efficient way to move towards a low-carbon society. This side event will focus on Polish, Ukrainian and Belorussian civil society organisations driving renewable energy production projects in a step towards more sustainable societies, involving companies, NGOs and citizens.
European Rural ParliamentBrussels, Belgium With the backing of the EESC, seventy European rural organisations will gather at the first European Rural Parliament in order to place issues of rural communities on the agenda of the European Union and to make an impact on the policies shaping their lives. The European Rural Parliament will be held on 13 November 2013, from 09.00 AM to 17.00 PM in Brussels, at the European Economic and Social Committee.
Green Infrastructure: engaging regions, cities and civil societyEESC, JDE 52, Brussels, Belgium On 6 May 2013 the Commission has set up an action plan to promote the creation of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure makes use of existing natural, semi-natural and urban landscape features, thus contributing to the maintenance of biodiversity and other aspects of the environment, while providing cheaper, more durable services to society. The conference is co-organised by the EESC, the CoR and the Commission in order to raise political awareness to this topic.
Local renewable energy initiatives: positive examples, success factors and the role of civil societySDO debate, 14:30 - 17:00 Brussels, Belgium A special session in the framework of the Sustainable Development Observatory meeting has analysed case studies from renewable energy initiatives in Denmark, Poland and Germany. Points on the agenda:
- drawing best practices
- identifying success factors and obstacles;
- highlighting the role of civil society in the transition process.
Presentations are now available online here.
Sustainable development of EU aquaculturePublic Hearing -
Murcia, Spain On 12 September, the European Economic and Social Committee will be holding a public hearing on European aquaculture, organised in cooperation with the Spanish region of Murcia. The hearing, which will take place in Murcia, is being held in connection with the preparation of an opinion on the sustainable development of aquaculture in Europe and follows the adoption of a Communication on this subject by the European Commission.