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
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
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).