Regions Nord-Pas de Calais (FR) and Kent (UK)
Stand n° 4
Regions Nord-Pas de Calais (FR) and Kent (UK) promote land planning in accordance with environmental issues. Involved in an ambitious INTERREG project ARCH, they produced the first cross border map of natural habitats which is an innovative and accurate tool for land planners and environmental stakeholders.
The James Hutton Institute
Stand n° 9
The James Hutton Institute hosts the Scottish Government's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW), a partnership with all the Scottish Higher Education agencies. The Institute was formed by the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and the Scottish Crop Research Institute. It is now one of Europe's largest inter-disciplinary research facilities.
Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Stand n° 15
With a staff of about 1000 and led by Director-General José Manuel SILVA RODRIGUEZ, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development promotes the sustainable development of Europe's agriculture and ensures the well-being of its rural areas.
Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Stand n° 18
As the Commission's in-house science service, the JRC mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle.
Working in close cooperation with policy DGs, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new standards, methods and tools, and sharing and transferring its know-how to the Member States and international community.
German Federal Ministry for the Environment
Stand n° 30
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety is responsible for fundamental environmental issues in Germany. The main responsibilities of the national water protection policy are to preserve the ecological equilibrium of water bodies, to guarantee drinking water and industrial water supply and to regulate the treatment of waste water
United Nations (UN)
Stand n° 32
The United Nations in Brussels is comprised of 27 UN entities. Our staff act as a coherent team and speak with one voice in European fora in relation to EU policy, advocacy & partnership. More specific information on the individual UN entities can be found at www.unbrussels.org
Stand n° 36
Generation Awake - the European Commission's campaign on resource efficiency - aims at encouraging EU citizens to take the planet's limited resources into account when making consumption choices.
The campaign website www.generationawake.eu and Facebook page www.facebook.com/generationawake help people make sustainable consumption choices. In 2012 the campaign focuses on promoting the sustainable use of water.
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Stand n° 37
The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission develops and implements the European research and innovation policy. In doing so, the DG contributes to making Europe a better place to live and work while tackling major current and future societal challenges, such as the efficient use of water resources.
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation: http://ec.europa.eu/research
Innovation Union Flagship Initiative: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union
Stand n° 39
Vitoria-Gasteiz, the European Green Capital 2012, is the Basque Country Capital in Spain. A medium size city where green is capital that is the third European city to gain the prestigious title. www.vitoria-gasteiz.org
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Stand n° 42
The European Environmental Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. The EEA has 32 member countries.
European Business Award Europe
Stand n° 49
The European Business Awards for the Environment is a competition organised by DG
Environment of the European Commission, which rewards, every two years, selected companies that demonstrate their commitment to putting sustainable development into action. This year, the competition attracted 156 submissions. The winners will be announced during an award ceremony which will take place in Brussels on 24 May.
Please visit the EBAE website for more details: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/awards/