As the new president of the NAT section, I would like to start by thanking my organisation, Coldiretti, which has allowed me to devote myself fully in the last few years to my responsibilities in the EESC.
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The CAP reform must strengthen the financial position of farmers, as well as their position in the supply chain. A strong well-funded CAP is essential for sustainable and viable agriculture in the EU. The CAP's provisions must attract and support young farmers and facilitate generational renewal. This includes a strong first pillar that ensures a fair income for active farmers and an incentive for the delivery of public goods, and a second pillar that corresponds to the Cork 2.0 declaration and better supports Europe's rural areas.
European Dialogue on Non-State Climate Action draws up proposals to promote more citizen actions in the fight against climate change.
On 10 April the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a hearing on the EU Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy in Brussels. Opening the event, EESC member Antonello Pezzini stressed that nobody wanted to ban plastic, but rather to adapt the use of plastic to the new environmental challenges.
We need a new mindset and we need innovation in order to achieve recyclable alternatives, he said.
A European Dialogue would give European citizens' climate change action a huge fillip
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) proposes a European Dialogue, whose main goal would be to accelerate climate actions by making engagement more attractive to the multiplicity of non-state actors, particularly by facilitating the implementation of climate change actions
Business representatives, workers’ and consumers’ associations, NGOs, local and regional authorities and other stakeholders gathered in Brussels for the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on 20-21 February. The EESC is also preparing opinions on the new package of policies implementing the CEAP.
As announced, the European Commission adopted on 29 November a non-legislative communication under the title "The Future of Food and Farming – for a flexible, fair and sustainable Common Agricultural Policy".
Simpler rules and a more flexible approach are the cornerstone ideas of the Communication, which outlines the ways for the CAP to deliver real results in support of farmers and lead the sustainable development of EU agriculture. The flagship initiative is a greater responsibility of the Member States to choose how and where to invest their CAP funding in order to meet common goals on environment, climate change and sustainability.
The current framework does not lead to sustainable food systems, warns the EESC
The current EU framework does not suffice for a transition to more sustainable food systems. A comprehensive food policy is urgently needed in order to improve coherence across food-related policy areas, restore the value of food and ensure the effective implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) said at its plenary session on Wednesday.
A presentation given by D. Joaquín Olona Blasco, Consejero de Desarrollo Rural y sostenibilidad del Gobierno de Aragón durign the NAT section meeting of 21/11/2017 at the EESC.
Civil society, cities and regions call for targeted support for their vital contribution to implementation of the Paris Agreement