In prelude to the public hearing on the European Commission’s Reflection Paper ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030′ as organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the Co-Chairs of the EEAC Working Group on Sustainable Development sent a message to the EESC rapporteurs. The letter includes the current observations among EEAC-Network member councils with regard to the Commission’s Reflection Paper and conclusions drawn by the Co-chairs. Read More
Complementary to initiatives taken and recommendations made by the EU
Multi-Stakeholder Platform on SDGs, Think 2030, IUCN, and the report to the Club of Rome ‘Transformation is feasible’ and after the events it hosted in Rome, Brussels and Milan in 2017 and 2018, the informal group Europe Ambition 2030, of which the EEAC Network is a partner, will organize a debate on the issue of alliances to transform Europe on
the basis of Agenda 2030. The debate will be co-organized together with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels on February 25th 2019. Read More
The German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) welcomes the decision of the State Secretaries’ Committee for Sustainable Development to concern itself with the topic of sustainable finance on 25 February 2019. In prelude to Committee’s meeting the RNE shared its recommendations to the State Secretaries’ Committee for Sustainable Development on the topic of sustainable finance. Read More
As part of a fitness check, the European Commission is currently evaluating the Water Framework Directive. In its open letter to Environment Commissioner Vella, the SRU stresses the value of the directive for water protection, but emphasizes the need to strengthen the implementation of the directive. Water protection issues and financing of conservation measures should also be taken into account in the negotiations on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy. Read More
Save the date: The 27th EEAC Annual Conference will take place in Lisbon on 18,19,20 September 2019! We will discuss partnerships for sustainable development with special attention paid to water, energy and oceans. More information will follow soon.
By being an active contributor and observer to the EU’s high-level multi-stakeholder platform; by for example providing input to the targeted consultations on this issue and by participating in several other European initiatives, the EEAC Network has been closely involved in the preparatory process of the Reflection Paper. The Paper will be analyzed and discussed in several forums at EU level in the weeks to come. In prelude to these discussions, the EEAC Working Group on Sustainable Development will have an video-conference to discuss the paper among fellow advisory councils.
The Belgium Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD) commissioned a study on sustainability of innovative economic models with a focus on mobility. The research questions which the FRDO-CFDD set for this study were thus:
* Which innovative economic model should the government support to achieve a sustainable society as efficiently as possible? * How should the government support this innovative economic model?
study the FRDO wishes to improve its position in the discussions concerning innovative economic models. Click here for more information.