Earth Overshoot Day 2018: “The Future of Water”

MEPs Benedek Javór and José Inácio Faria hosted GLOBE EU’s Earth Overshoot Day 2018 conference on “The Future of Water” on September 25.  With the risk of Europe depleting its supply of fresh water by 2030 remaining serious, panelists during their introductions focused on raising awareness and presented solutions to help lower consumption.

Please find GLOBE EU’s recommendations and presentations by the speakers further below.

Fltr: José Inácio Faria MEP, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Benedek Javór MEP

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Gisela Kaiser

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Josh Henretig

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Flnr: Hans Bruyninckx, Christophe Beck

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Presentation Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

Presentation Gisela Kaiser

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Presentation Leo Marcelis

September 25, 2018

“Re-using the Rubble” Green Week 2018 pre-conference

On May 22, GLOBE EU hosted a pre-conference to the official opening of the EU’s Green Week 2018 “Green Cities for a Greener Future”.  In the months prior to the event, GLOBE EU members sat down with Bee Group companies and stakeholders to develop recommendations for city officials and lawmakers to eventually close the loop on construction and demolition waste.  A background paper was prepared to illustrate the consultation process (scroll down for links to all documentation).

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A member of the International Resource Panel, renowned architect and urban planner Serge Salat presents the IRP’s report “the Weight of Cities” in his keynote address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jo Leinen MEP, Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

 

 

 

 

 

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Seb Dance MEP and vice-president of GLOBE EU chairs the event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vice Mayor and Alderwoman of the City of Nijmegen Harriët Tiemens explains how cities benefit from introducing circularity principles.

 

 

 

 

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Serge Salat, Seb Dance MEP, Harriët Tiemens

 

 

 

 

 

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GLOBE EU members Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP and Jo Leinen MEP

 

 

 

 

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Jeannot Schroeder from the Luxembourg construction firm ProGroup explains the importance of communicating product information through material passports.

 

 

 

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Lionel Billiet from Rotor explains how his company turned the sales of reclaimed construction components into a successful business model

 

 

 

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Dutch architect Karel Dekker was instrumental in helping the “open building concept” gain prominence.

 

 

 

 

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Sirpa Pietikäinen, president of GLOBE EU, concludes the event.

 

 

 

 

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Agnes Schuurmans (Rockwool), Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Myriam Tryjefaczka (Tarkett), Céline Carré (Saint-Gobain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Documentation:

Presentation Serge Salat

Presentation Harriët Tiemens

Presentation Lionel Billiet

GLOBE EU Recommendations

GLOBE EU Background Paper

Bee Group companies case studies

May 24, 2018

End-of-the-year lunch with Frans Timmermans

GLOBE EU members welcomed First Vice President Frans Timmermans from the European Commission and Lorraine Francourt from Dow at GLOBE EU’s traditional end-of-the-year gathering together with representatives of industry and civil society. The need for stakeholders working together to advance a circular economy was the main topic of discussion.

 

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December 6, 2017

UNEA-3: Towards a Pollution-Free Planet

On October 12, GLOBE EU and UN Environment hosted an event to draw attention to the UN’s third Environment Assembly, which will take place in Nairobi from 4 – 6 December 2017.

GLOBE EU Vice President Seb Dance opened the discussion which, besides Erik Solheim, UN Environment’s Executive Director, featured Jorge Rodriguez Romero for the Commission, Ado Löhmus for the Estonian Presidency, Linda Reinhout (Friends of the Earth Europe) and Jeff Wooster (Dow Chemical Company).

Paul Bannen MEP kindly moderated the session.

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October 13, 2017

GLOBE EU Earth Overshoot Day 2017: “Sustainable Farming”

GLOBE EU’s annual event marking Earth Overshoot Day took place on September 26, 2017 bringing together a host of experts to discuss policy measures to improve sustainability for the agricultural sector.

GLOBE EU members Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy and Karin Kadenbach, and former EC Commissioner Janez Potočnik moderated panel discussions on the impact of farming on climate and biodiversity, the need for sustainable supply and demand and for mobilizing capital investment to support sustainable farming.

GLOBE EU President Sirpa Pietikäinen moderated a concluding session with all panel members to discuss policy measures.

(Many thanks to Chantal Clément from IPES-Food for preparing the event summary)

Event Summary

Presentation Geoff Townsend (Ecolab)

Presentation Luc Beerens (Mars)

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