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Thursday, 20 September 2018

European Parliament
-24 September :  Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
-19 September :  Committee on Fisheries
Council of ministers
-19 September :  Agriculture and Fisheries Council  (AGRI-FISH), (Brussels)
-24 September : General Affairs Council (GAC) (Brussels)
- 26 September: COREPER I
- 26 and 28 September :  COREPER II
ACP Group
- 24 September: Management meeting
- 25 September: Joint ACP-EC Tecnhical  Sugar experts meeting
- 25 September: S/C  Sustainable Development
- 26 September: S/C Trade and commodity Protocols
- 27 September: Pacific ACP Trade officials
- 28 September: Committee of Ambasssadors’W/G on the preparation of the 7TH ACP Summit
Research events
- 25 September: Organic and Law Input Agriculture: Implementing Innovation to respond EU challenges (Lanarca)
- 26 September: High Level Conference on Rural Development and sustainable farming approaches for Mediterranean areas and beyond (Lanarca)
-27 September : Brussels Development Briefing: Climate change, agriculture and food security

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The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) is an initiative of the European Union (EU), aimed at strengthening dialogue and cooperation on climate change with developing countries. The Borschette center, located in Brussels, recently hosted the 2012 GCCA Global learning  meeting, which gathered a wide range of partners. The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) -which is an intergovernmental organization that brings together Seychelles, Madagascar, Maurice, Comoros and Reunion Island (France) to encourage cooperation- was invited to the event. We had the opportunity to speak with Fatoumia Ali Bazi,  Project Manager  at the IOC, and former speaker at one of the ACP regional briefings. She explained to us the main priorities  of the IOC and future projects on climate change at a regional level.

Monday, 24 September 2012

The next Brussels Development Briefing will take place on 27th September, 2012, and  focus on ‘Climate change, agriculture and food security: proven approaches and new investments’.
It will address issues related to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, and how agriculture can increase resilience to climate change effects. In particular, it will: (i) raise awareness in ACP countries on the key challenges posed to agriculture by climate changes; (ii) increase exchange of information and expertise on strategies to develop climate-smart agriculture and proven successes; and (iii) facilitate networking among development partners.
The briefing, wich will be held on 27 September, 2012, will be organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Around 120 ACP-EU policy-makers and representatives of EU Member States, civil society groups, research networks and development practitioners, and international organizations based in Brussels.

You can register at brusselsbriefings.net

You can follow the debate online by clicking here, as the event will be web-streamed.

Following the EP vote last week, analysts have welcomed the extension of the proposed deadline for the conclusion of EPAs between the EU and ACP countries, as this move will allow African nations to realign their economies.

According to recent updates, the European Commission has adopted a proposal to amend rules on honey to clarify the true nature of pollen following a European Court of Justice preliminary ruling. In line with international WTO standards, the proposal defines pollen as a natural constituent of honey and not as an ingredient.

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