EEAC Annual Conference ‘15: ‘Civil Society and Climate Change, on the road to Paris’
12-13 November 2015 Paris
The EEAC Network has the pleasure to invite you to its 23rd annual conference “Civil Society and Climate Change, on the road to Paris.” The conference will take place in Paris on November 12-13, 2015.
The conference will examine the role of civil society and its potential and limits in the international climate change debate by inviting both internationally well-known speakers such as Prof Jozel, Prof Leggewie and Dr. Karlsson as well as presenting interesting case studies of initiatives that mobilize front line actors in amongst others Ireland, Portugal and Germany.
The 23rd EEAC annual conference will be held back to back with the ESDN Workshop “Stocktaking and perspectives on environmental dialogue in Europe” and will be hosted in the Social and Ecological council in Paris, France.
The tentative programme will be issued on the 1st of September on this website.
Who we are
The European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) is a network of advisory bodies established by national or regional governments. EEAC members offer independent advice to their respective national or regional governments, proposing solutions and new understandings of the critical challenges facing our societies and the planet.
What we do
The EEAC provides an operational framework for joint activities, knowledge sharing, dialogue, informed debate and deliberation among different stakeholders and disciplines. It seeks to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and policymaking and to enrich the advice that individual advisory bodies can give to their governments by encouraging exchange of experience among members. The EEAC network also enables its members to better anticipate and prepare for forthcoming strategic issues at the European level.
Working groups (WG) are a key mechanism of collaboration in the EEAC network. The WGs bring together the views of individual advisory bodies on selected and strategic topics, such as sustainable development, energy and ecosystems.
Every year, EEAC organizes an Annual Conference, hosted by one of its members. The EEAC annual conference theme is mostly related to environment and sustainable development topics. The Annual Conferences section provides information about past conferences and about EEAC's upcoming Annual Conference.
On Monday the 15th of June the EEAC network organized the workshop Key challenges for circular economy policies. Amongst others representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, Business, Ngo’s and strategic advisory councils joined the event.
By organizing this workshop the EEAC network provided the opportunity to exchange views with scientists, governmental organizations , civil society and fellow strategic advisory bodies on the circular economy topic. Moreover, by presenting the facts and figures the workshop could make a contribution to an evidence based approach when revising the Circular Economy policy package.
2015: Reactive nitrogen: Towards an integrated approach to protecting biodiversity’ 3rd of June 2015, Brussels.
On the 3rd of June the EEAC network and its partners orginized the workshop: ‘Reactive nitrogen : Towards an integrated approach to protecting biodiversity’ .
The workshop focused on the key messages of the report “Nitrogen – Strategies for Resolving an Urgent Problem’ published by the German Advisory Council on the Environment. Beside the presentation of the key messages of this report statements from relevant stakeholders such as the European Commission- and Parliament , Copa-Cogeca and the EEB, were made.
A headline summary and video footage will become aveliable soon.
Co Chairs: António Abreu Portuguese National Council on Environment and Sustainable Development (CADS) and Arnau Queralt Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia, (CADS)
The Working Group Marine and Water affairs of the EEAC met Tuesday 14th of April in the European Parliament to discuss key challenges of for European seas and oceans. The working group session was opened by Mr. Siemers (European Commission) and included contributions by Dr. Salomon (SRU), Dr Canals (CADS) and Mr. Founier (Oceana).
Later that day EEAC members Abreu (CNADS), Canals and Queralt (EEAC Chair person) spoke during the roundtable on the bleu economy, an event organized by Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar (MEP). The round table gathered over sixty participants from Ngo’s, interest groups, political fractions, siense and governmental institutions.
The event marks the beginning of a series of debates organized by the EEAC in Brussels during 2015, on the main European challenges in sustainable development.