GLOBE EU event marking Overshoot Day

On May 11, 2022, GLOBE EU welcomed senior students from the European Schools in Brussels in the VoxBox to mark EU Overshoot Day, which this year occurred on May 2.

Sirpa Pietikäinen joined with Bas Eickhout and Catherine Chabaud to take questions from Darina Alexandrova, Anne Cécile Duponteil, and Maya Leire on limiting resource consumption in the EU, more ambitious recycling targets, and investments in renewable energy.

During the second half, Sirpa received Margrete Auken and Martin Hojsík to answer questions from Raino Kleijsen Laas,  Oscar Adserbale, and Thomas Winship on environmental education, green agriculture, and meeting the EU’s carbon budget.

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, paid a surprise visit to the VoxBox to meet with the students and their teachers.




June 13, 2022

Sustainable Product Policy Framework: Changing the Game or Missing the Point?

Martin Hojsík, MEP and GLOBE EU Vice-President, hosted an event on February 28 to discuss the Commission’s forthcoming Sustainable Products Initiative within a supportive policy framework.  The event was organized jointly with CLG Europe.

Speakers from the Commission’s DG ENV, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the European Environment Agency, Cambridge University, and members of GLOBE EU’s Bee Group Tarkett and Nestlé underscored the need for a systemic approach to developing product circularity and sustainability.

Event Summary

Program and Speakers’ bios

Presentation Carsten Wachholz

Presentation Ioannis Bakas

Presentation Lucia Reisch

Presentation Johannes Weber



March 8, 2022

GLOBE EU #BuildingLife event

On October 19, GLOBE EU and WorldGBC Europe hosted an online event aimed at EU policymakers and businesses to bring whole-life carbon in the built environment to the top of the European climate agenda.

The event brought together legislators and industry leaders to discuss how EU policy can take action on the whole lifecycle impact of the built environment.

Event Summary