Published In: 2013 2 pages The challenge of climate change - EESC Position paper "The international climate change negotiations should be a forum in which countries encourage each other forwards, not hold each other back." Lutz Ribbe, President, EESC Sustainable Development Observatory
Published In: 2013 6 pages Welcome to the city bees! In May 2012, one beehive was installed on the European Economic and social Committee’s rooftop terrace. The initiative aims to increase urban biodiversity and sends a message of hope for the future of our bees and natural ecosystems.
Published In: 2012 6 pages Investment in improving the environment Investment in improving the environment and remediation of environmental damage. Comparative study of different measures funded through the use of economic environmental instruments. Key messages.
Published In: 2012 4 pages EESC messages for Rio+20 Based on an intensive civil society dialogue the EESC contributed to establishing the EU's position on Rio+20. In February 2012, the major EESC conference Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20, sent out a list of messages to take on board at Rio+20 and called on our political leaders to step up their efforts to arrive to an ambitious outcome at the UN conference.
Published In: 2012 24 pages Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20 In February, the EESC conference Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20, offered a unique opportunity to hear the voices of European civil society in the run-up to the UN summit. With nearly 300 participants, high-level speakers, lively debates and plenty of media interest, it fully reflected the importance of sustainable development on the EESC agenda.
Published In: 2011 2 pages Rio+20: a milestone on the road to sustainable development - EESC Position Paper ”The European Economic and Social Committee’s adoption of three related opinions at the same time – on Rio+20, resource efficiency, and a low-carbon economy – highlights the unique, cross-cutting role
of sustainable development as a policy area. It is not merely about environmental issues. It aims at making the best possible use of our limited global resources by coordinating environmental, economic and social policies.”
Mario Campli, President of the EESC’s Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Section