6

toradh/torthaí

Focal/focail
Saghas foilseacháin
Réimse beartas
Údar
Eochairfhocal
Dáta

Amazon wildfire crisis: Need for an international response

29-11-2019

The Amazon rainforest, which is the largest ecosystem of its kind on Earth and is shared by eight South American countries as well as an EU outermost region, was ravaged by fires coinciding with last summer’s dry season. However, most of these fires are set intentionally and are linked to increased human activities in the area, such as the expansion of agriculture and cattle farming, illegal logging, mining and fuel extraction. Although a recurrent phenomenon that has been going on for decades, some ...

The Amazon rainforest, which is the largest ecosystem of its kind on Earth and is shared by eight South American countries as well as an EU outermost region, was ravaged by fires coinciding with last summer’s dry season. However, most of these fires are set intentionally and are linked to increased human activities in the area, such as the expansion of agriculture and cattle farming, illegal logging, mining and fuel extraction. Although a recurrent phenomenon that has been going on for decades, some governments' recent policies appear to have contributed to the increase in the surface area burnt in 2019, in particular in Brazil and Bolivia. Worldwide media coverage of the fires, and international and domestic protests against these policies have nevertheless finally led to some initiatives to seriously tackle the fires, both at national and international level – such as the Leticia Pact for Amazonia. Finding a viable long-term solution to end deforestation and achieve sustainable development in the region, requires that the underlying causes are addressed and further action is taken at both national and international levels. The EU is making, and can increase, its contribution by cooperating with the affected countries and by leveraging the future EU-Mercosur Association Agreement to help systematic law enforcement action against deforestation. In addition, as the environmental commitments made at the 2015 Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris will have to be renewed in 2020, COP25 in December 2019 could help reach new commitments on forests.

Indonesia: Political landscape under President Jokowi

24-10-2016

After the downfall of former dictator Suharto in 1998, Indonesia underwent a successful democratic transition. Current President Jokowi heads a coalition government with an ambitious reform agenda tackling some of the country's long-term problems, but the lack of progress by his predecessors on this front suggests that he will find it difficult to achieve real change.

After the downfall of former dictator Suharto in 1998, Indonesia underwent a successful democratic transition. Current President Jokowi heads a coalition government with an ambitious reform agenda tackling some of the country's long-term problems, but the lack of progress by his predecessors on this front suggests that he will find it difficult to achieve real change.

Hotel Fire Safety: The Case for Legislation. European Added Value Briefing Paper

14-06-2013

The Coordinators of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection of the European Parliament requested a briefing paper on Hotel Fire Safety from the European Added Value Unit. This paper is intended to review the recent developments in hotel fire safety (from the Council Recommendation of 1986 to its possible revision and upgrading to a Directive) and to set out the arguments for and against legislation in this field.

The Coordinators of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection of the European Parliament requested a briefing paper on Hotel Fire Safety from the European Added Value Unit. This paper is intended to review the recent developments in hotel fire safety (from the Council Recommendation of 1986 to its possible revision and upgrading to a Directive) and to set out the arguments for and against legislation in this field.

HOTEL SAFETY How safe is your hotel?

22-07-2008

FOREST FIRES: causes and contributing factors in Europe

29-02-2008

Údar seachtarach

Samuela Bassi, Marianne Kettunen (IEEP) Institute for European Environmental Policy London, United Kingdom

Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Assessment of EU Measures to Tackle Forest Fires, in Particular the Contribution Made by Forest Focus

01-06-2006

Údar seachtarach

Martin Farmer, IEEP; Cristina Alvarez Baquerizo, IPAE

Imeachtaí atá ar na bacáin

01-12-2020
FISC Public Hearing on 1st December 2020
Éisteacht -
FISC
01-12-2020
Inter-parliamentary Committee meeting on the Evaluation of Eurojust Activities
Imeacht eile -
LIBE
02-12-2020
Public Hearing on AI and Health
Éisteacht -
AIDA

Pairtnéirí