„Mezőgazdaság, vidékfejlesztés és környezetvédelem” (NAT) szekció - Related Opinions
This opinion will be the response to the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs' request to the EESC to explore the advantages of the Community-led Local Development (CLLD) approach for integrated local and rural development.
The own-initiative opinion, prepared by the EESC Permanent Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems, will aim to identify existing challenges, policy inconsistencies and obstacles to a more coherent food policy approach at EU level; to provide examples of ongoing transitions to more sustainable food policies at local/regional/national level; to highlight the role of civil society in building partnerships among stakeholders across the food supply chain; and to define how a comprehensive food policy for the EU should look, including an indicative roadmap.
This EESC opinion intends to look deeper into the merits and the consequences of the Commission's Action Plan for nature, people and the economy.
The Commission has developed an action plan to improve the implementation of the Nature Directives, their coherence with socio-economic objectives and engagement with national, regional and local authorities, stakeholders and citizens.
This opinion will look at the issues of just transition and climate justice from the perspective of civil society in Europe.
This opinion considers the root causes, the negative impact on rural areas and highlights best initiatives to re-energise communities through the RDP and other support measures.
In line with opinion NAT/631, which called for the flexible measures needed to facilitate the gradual introduction of the landing obligation, the EESC supports the proposal to extend the powers of the European Commission to adopt discard plans by means of delegated acts for a further period of three years.
La communication de la Commission sur les Prochaines étapes pour un avenir européen durable, adopté le 22 novembre 2016, définit une approche stratégique européenne pour la mise en œuvre du Programme des Nations unies sur le développement durable à l’horizon 2030 (Programme 2030) et sur la réalisation des objectifs mondiaux de développement durable à l’horizon 2030.
Rural development is a horizontal issue that affects practically all policy areas.
The EESC welcomes the Cork 2.0 Declaration that offers strong ongoing support for a rural policy at EU level. The EESC sees itself as a natural partner when it comes to implementing the declaration, and requests that the Commission continue producing progress reports on said implementation.
Rural regions in the EU are not homogeneous and situations vary between and within Member States. These differences mean there is a need for focus and a strategic approach when using available EU funds. This must be based most importantly on initiatives from those living in rural areas.