Meeting on Packaging and Innovation of 24 February

GLOBE EU meeting on packaging and innovation

Members of GLOBE EU were joined by a broad selection of stakeholders to discuss the importance of stimulating innovation in packaging and packaging materials in support of a circular economy. Kurt Vandenberghe from the European Commission (flanked by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP and Seb Dance MEP, president and vice-president of GLOBE EU, respectively) presented the important role the EU plays in supporting innovation for a circular economy. GLOBE EU partners Tetra Pak and Unilever showcased recent advancements in packaging technologies.

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February 24, 2016

Building a Sustainable Financial System – the Role of the EU

March 22, 2016

GLOBE EU is organizing a high-level event together with UNEP and the European Commission in Brussels on March 22.  The event will focus on the role of the financial system in sustainable development in the context of the Commission’s recent proposals for a Circular Economy and a Capital Markets Union which, among others, are relevant in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement (COP21), the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the upcoming UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 2) in Nairobi in May 2016.

Registration for the event is now closed.  Live streaming will be available as of 13h00 on March 22nd.



Rapporteur: Jorge Nuñez Ferrer, Center of European Policy Studies

This event is organised by GLOBE EU, UNEP, and the European Commission (DG ENV)


High-level dinner with Vice President Jyrki Katainen

GLOBE EU president Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP and GLOBE EU members Reinhard Bütikofer MEP and Peter Liese MEP welcomed Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen at a dinner to discuss the Commission’s plans for financing the EU’s transition towards a circular economy with key stakeholders.

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GLOBE EU side event during COP21 on greening the financial system

GLOBE EU organized a COP21 side event on climate financing in Paris on December 8. Chaired by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, our guest speakers were Nick Robins from UNEP, Hugues Chenet from 2degrees investment, and Pierre Ducret from the Groupe Caisse des Dépôts. Nick Robins presented the latest report of the Inquiry project on the design of a sustainable financial system: “The financial system we need”; Hugues Chenet explained the impact of climate risks on the re-allocation of capital whereas Pierre Ducret gave specific examples of his company’s efforts to integrate sustainability in investment decisions.

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Presentation Inquiry – Greening the Financial System GLOBE Dec 2015