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  • Paris, France

    What are local governments and their communities doing to accelerate the sustainable energy transition towards 2030? What is the role and the potential of community-owned renewables for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in particular the COP21 Paris Agreement?These questions and more have been addressed by the conference organised in the context of the COP21 by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), ICLEI Europe, the French Economic Social and Environmental Council, and the Committee of the Regions (CoR).


  • Economic and social councils of Africa and Europe speak with one voice
    Conference - Paris, France

    The conference jointly organised at Le Bourget by associations of ESCs from Africa and the French-speaking world, together with the EESC and the French ESEC, seeks to demonstrate the importance of continuing to build solidarity between civil societies from the North and the South in this area.


  • EESC/CoR, Rue Belliard 99, JDE51, Brussels, Belgium

    The civil society, cities and regions expect that necessary ambitious, fair and binding decisions will be adopted at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris in December 2015 in the form of a "universal deal". The 19 November conference organized jointly by the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions aimed to demonstrate the mobilization of civil society, cities and regions for COP 21 and their concrete action on climate as well as promote strong messages contributing to the shaping of the global climate agreement.


  • Brussels, Belgium

     

    Which policies for access to land and natural resources, and which agricultural policies, may bring about production models which create jobs and add value without destroying natural resources?

    In preparation for the World Forum on Access to Land and Natural Resources, the CESE, AGTER, and CERAI invite you to join them for a day of discussions about Land grabbing and land concentration in Europe on November 16th, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, Belgium, 2 rue Van Maerlant, Bruxelles 1040, (Salle VM3). This European Land Access Day Conference is part of a series of regional conferences in preparation of the World Forum on Access to Land 2016, which is intended to be a ten-year follow-up to the World Forum on Agrarian Reform (Valencia, 2004) and the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (Porto Alegre, 2006).

    The sessions will be introduced by representatives of producers organizations, NGOs, local, national and European governmental institutions, and research institutions. An event open to everyone who would like to share his or her point of view about land access and use in the European Union. We invite you to share your experiences, observations, and proposals – from the discussion floor or the podium.

     

     

     

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    Brussels, Belgium

    Sustainable Development Goals:  Implementation in Europe – United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) Opportunities for Engagement of Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS)

     


  • Conference - Malinska (Island of Krk), Croatia

    Islands have special characteristics and therefore face particular problems. However, their very specific situation can also offer opportunities if, with the necessary effort from all parties concerned, policies are developed and implemented which create sustainable growth and, at the same time, job opportunities for the young generation, competiveness and innovation, whilst respecting the environment and cultural heritage. This conference is foreseen in the Smart Islands project, and is aimed at showcasing and discussing best practices to help islands develop in a sustainable and "smart" manner.

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    Milan, Italy

    This thematic seminar on "the reindustrialisation of Europe: agriculture – food manufacturing, distribution and commerce " will take place in two location: Milan and Bergamo on the 26 and 27 October 2015 in cooperation with the Italian organizations Confcommercio, Confindustria and Coldiretti.

    On the 26 October, the first session in Milan will focus on reindustrialisation in relation to international trade and on the 27 October, the second session in Bergamo will focus more on industrial and innovation aspects.

    This seminar will also be an opportunity to discuss the Circular economy and new technologies, as well as novel and greening technologies in agriculture. Participants will include: representatives of the Government, the Chamber of Commerce, academics, business representatives as well as 40 Members of the Employers' Group.


  • The final conference of the MEL-project "Towards a more balanced territorial development in the EU"
    Conference - Rue Van Maerlant 2 (room VMA 3), 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    This conference is the final step of an EESC project launched within the follow-up to the opinion "Towards a more balanced territorial development in the EU" (NAT/615).


  • New York, United States

    The UN post-2015 agenda for sustainable development, which heads of state will adopt on an UN summit in September 2015, cannot be implemented and achieved by governments alone. Sustainable Development Goals will need the full engagement of diverse civil society actors to put them into practice. According to the UN General Secretary's Synthesis Report "the new agenda must become part of the contract between people, including civil society and responsible business, and their governments (…)."

    Therefore, at the UN High-Level-Political-Forum session this year the role of civil society actors and stakeholders will be an important issue. This side event aims at contributing to this debate by looking into the broader experiences with civil society involvement in sustainable development policies and defining enabling conditions for a strong and active role of stakeholders.

     

     


  • Public Hearing - Representation of the European Commission in Spain. Paseo de la Castellana, 46 (28046 Madrid), Spain

    This conference will focus on the importance of livestock farming in relation to food security, structured around two key areas of EESC President Henri Malosse's programme (food security and local investment). It would benefit from the participation of the Spanish Minister of Agriculture and representatives of the main EU livestock farming bodies, and would present an alternative vision of livestock farming, addressing issues such as the inclusion of women, decent work and the importance of animal nutrition. The aim is to draw conclusions that will feed into a document forming the EESC's contribution to the work of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in October 2015.

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