EEAC member councils discuss CAP Strategic Plans

The EEAC Working Group on Ecosystem Services gathered for an online session on the national implementation of the new EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2022-2027, and the potential role that advisory councils can play in that process. With this session the Working Group informed the colleagues of the different advisory councils about the policy process that will start after the finalized CAP negotiations, and what role advisory councils at national and sub-national level can play in the pursuit of a CAP implementation that does justice to the specific challenges in the different countries and/or regions. Additional attention was paid to optimizing policy coherence between CAP, climate, environment and biodiversity policies. Read More

EEAC Councils had an exchange on the EU’s proposed Climate Law

The EEAC Working Group on Climate and Energy organized an online policy briefing on the EU Climate law. The session provided the colleagues of the different advisory councils with : A) a brief overview of the law; B) an assessment of its strengths, its possible loopholes, and the proposed European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change. After the presentation by Elisa Giannelli (E3G), colleagues held an exchange touching upon the implementation of the EU Climate Law, the next steps coming up, and what this might mean for national and regional advisory councils on Climate Change, Environment and Sustainable Development. Read More

Register now for the joint EEAC/FRDO/RNE webinar on corporate sustainability reporting

The Belgium Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD), the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) and the EEAC Network will organize a webinar  “Corporate sustainability reporting: recent developments”. The webinar will take place on June 17th from 10:30 am to 12pm and from 1pm to 2:30 pm CEST. Click here to register.

Background

Since the launch of the European sustainable finance action plan, the financial sector is asking for improved information on the exposure of companies to sustainability risks. Diverse stakeholders think that companies should better account for their social and environmental impacts. Moreover, companies facing increasing transparency requirements consider that the related reporting costs are too high.

The EU Commission’s proposal for a new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), and the proposal for an EU sustainability reporting standard-setting should address these various expectations and concerns.

Aim of the webinar

To give you further information about these initiatives and to highlight their implications for the financial sector, for stakeholders of sustainable development and for enterprises, the Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD) and the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) organize a webinar on June 17th, with the support of the EEAC Network. The morning session focuses on the EU reforms for sustainability reporting, and the afternoon session on their practical implications at the national level.

 

“Pathways for consensus-building: multi-stakeholder advisory bodies for sustainable development”

The EEAC Network joint the Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies in 2019. In February 2020, the Global Forum participants met for the first time in Bogotá, Colombia and jointly developed roadmaps of actions in thematic working groups.

The EEAC Network joint the working group interested in the various governance mechanisms, as well as the potential for establishing and maintaining multi-stakeholder advisory bodies for sustainable development. This group has conceptualized and accompanied a think piece entitled ‘Pathways for consensus-building: multi-stakeholder advisory bodies for sustainable development’.

The Think Piece was funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany, and was produced by the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC).