MEPs’ commitment driving the re-establishment of the EP Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’

By EBCD

Celebrating 25 years of sharing knowledge and experience with EU policymakers, the Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development’ constitutes one of the longest-standing and respected Intergroups in the European Parliament, focused on finding sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our times. 

Highlighting the added value of such a cross-party and cross-committee platform in the European Parliament, MEPs from all political groups have pledged their active support towards the re-establishment of the Intergroup for the 2019-2024 mandate, aiming at:

  • advancing climate neutrality, nature protection and circular economy;
  • building on a sustainable, fair and inclusive society; while
  • making the science-policy-stakeholders-society interface a reality.

Looking ahead, the Intergroup’s policy priorities for 2019-2024 are connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming at bringing added value for European citizens. To learn more about the Intergroup’s policy priorities for 2019-2024, feel free to visit our website via this link!

In order to pledge your support for the continuation of the Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’, please contact Mr. Ilias Grampas at ilias.grampas@ebcd.org.

ADDED VALUE OF THE INTERGROUP

  • Bringing together MEPs from all political groups and parliamentary committees since 1994, this platform aims at finding sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our times. The Intergroup’s balanced forum of discussion also allows MEPs to listen, debate and shape ideas and policies based on contributions from the different stakeholders (relevant experts, NGOs, private sector, researchers and academia) in the presence of the European Commission, EU Presidency, and EU Member States.
  • The Intergroup is well-structured, including 12 different Working Groups under its umbrella. Tackling Climate Change, safeguarding Biodiversity and promoting Sustainable Development are the central themes in all Working Groups, and conferences hosted by the Intergroup. Within this context, the platform debates diverse thematics, such as Sustainable Food Systems, Water Management, Ocean Governance, Sustainable Forest Management, Circular Economy and the Bioeconomy, as well as Clean Energy and Transport among others.
  • Strategically advised by a group of key stakeholders (including United Nations agencies, Committee of the Regions, environmental NGOs and private sector), the Intergroup’s added value is providing open dialogue towards science-based solutions, and building bridges among stakeholders from different sectors  and backgrounds, while giving due consideration to environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainable development.
  • For the 2019-2024 mandate, the Intergroup’s policy priorities are all connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will contribute to their achievement. Therefore, its goal is also to provide a forum for discussion on how to best implement the SDGs, Paris Agreement and post-2020 biodiversity targets, in line with the EU vision for a European Green Deal, and alongside bringing added value for European citizens.

We are delighted to launch our highlight video on the new EP mandate, featuring as well some of the 2014-2019 mandate’s key success stories!

Established in 1994 at EBCD’s initiative with the support of IUCN, the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development benefits from the support of the four most important political groups in the European Parliament and of Members of the European Parliament from all EU Member States and political families. It constitutes one of the most important and influential Intergroups in the European Parliament.

The Intergroup brings together Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all political groups and Parliamentary Committees to find sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time. This balanced forum of discussion allows MEPs to listen, debate and shape ideas and policies based on contributions from the different stakeholders (relevant experts, NGOs, private sector, researchers and academics) in the presence of the European Commission, EU Presidency, and EU Member States.

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