EEAC member councils: Latest publications

EEAC member councils are tasked to advise their governments and parliaments on issues related to the environment and sustainable development. On this page you will find the latest publications by EEAC member councils

Sustainable finance: the Federal Government’s supporting role

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.

Sustainable finance: the Federal Government’s supporting role

Consultation in the context of the fitness check of the Water Framework Directive

As part of a fitness check, the European Commission is currently evaluating the Water Framework Directive. In this 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.

Consultation in the context of the fitness check of the Water Framework Directive

Sustainability of innovative economic models with a focus on mobility an Executive Summary

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? With this study the FRDO wishes to improve its position in the discussions concerning innovative economic models.

Sustainability of innovative economic models with a focus on mobility an Executive Summary

Feeding on future: Towards a productive, sustainable, resilient, healthy and responsible food system universally accessible in Catalonia

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2015, sets out, ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture as one of its global goals for 2030. By 2050, the world population will have increased by 32% compared to 2015, exceeding 9.8 billion inhabitants. This growth, the increase in purchasing power of large sections of the population that are in currently developing countries and the change in diet that this may bring about has led the FAO to estimate that there will be a gradual increase in global food demand as high as 60% by 2050. This, alongside the pressure that it may place on increasingly scarce natural resources, the impacts of climate change and the global change in food and agriculture production, has sounded the alarm over a possible world food crisis of vast dimensions. In this context, the Council for Sustainable Development in Catalonia has analysed the main challenges facing Catalonia to guarantee, in the mid and the long term, that its population has physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.

Feeding on future: Towards a productive, sustainable, resilient, healthy and responsible food system universally accessible in Catalonia