The EESC's Sustainable Development Observatory is observing the World Environment Day and participates in the #ForestChallenge.
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On 22nd of April we celebrate the 50th Earth Day and Climate Action is this year's theme. The EESC’s Sustainable Development Observatory joins the #VoiceforthePlanet campaign to give the Earth more than one deep breath. We have no Planet B. Let's act together to preserve it!
The EESC is preparing an exploratory opinion on the European Climate Pact. Due the difficult situation caused by COVID-19, we will not be able to organise a public hearing. All interested stakeholders are invited to participate in an online consultation.
On 6 March the NAT section of the EESC heald a debate on the farm to fork strategy in the context of the EU Green Deal.
The EU is currently confronted with emergencies that are challenging its prevailing economic models. Slogans that until recently were used as the flagship of the European project, such as growth, jobs and prosperity, are no longer enough to speak to the hearts of the young generations of Europeans. The EU is under pressure to respond to a number of multifaceted challenges, which originated from a decade of economic and migration crises, social discontent and environmental degradation. It needs to reinvent itself fast, for the sake of its citizens.
La lucha contra el cambio climático ocupó un lugar destacado en el orden del día del pleno de enero del Comité
The Council adopted a set of conclusions on the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 10 December and explicitly acknowledged the critical role played by civil society in implementing and achieving the SDGs.
The EESC representatives who were present at the COP25 share some of their personal reflections on the Madrid meeting.
El Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) está profundamente preocupado por la creciente inadecuación, constatada en la COP25, entre las respuestas políticas y la situación de emergencia climática. A falta de señales claras de una mayor ambición por parte de los principales contaminadores —pese al continuo aumento de las emisiones—, el CESE espera que la UE asuma el liderazgo y cumpla su promesa de un crecimiento que aporte más de lo que consume.
Sustainable development must be at the heart of the future of Europe. If we want to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, we need to act now. The time for reflection is over, urges the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in its recent opinion on the Commission's Reflection Paper "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030".