The Coordination Committee for the International Environmental Policy (CCIEP) organizes twice a year a stakeholder’s dialogue ( SHD) with the different Belgian stakeholders. This SHD is the platform where the federal authority and the regions exchange with representatives of industries, NGO’s and labor organisations. The objective is to inform and to exchange with these stakeholders on priority European and multilateral dossiers on the occasion of every new European presidency (rotation every 6 months), as well as on certain dossiers high on the agenda.
The Coordination Committee for the International Environmental Policy (CCIEP) organized on the 6th of January 2017 his 28th Stakeholder’s Dialogue.
The first session provided an short overview on :
- the European priority dossiers of the Estonian Presidency - Sylviane Friedlingstein (Permanent Representation EU)
- the multilateral priorities of the second half of 2017 - Ulrik Lenaerts (FPS Foreign Affairs)
The second session was a special session on ‘Sustainable Development Goals 2030’ and their direct and indirect links with the environment :
- Introduction and presentation of the report ‘National Voluntary Review 2017’ - Tim Bogaert and Pieter Leenknegt (FPS Foreign Affairs)
- Coordinated opinion on the Belgian report NVR 2017 - Marc Depoortere (Federal Council for sustainable development Belgium)
This session put a focus on 5 ‘environment’ SDG’s. Each subject was introduced by a member of the administration followed by a comment of one of the stakeholders:
The end of this session gave information on other links with SDG’s :
- Links between health and the other SDG’s - Fabrice Thielen and Isabel De Boosere (Cell Environment-Health - FPS HFCSE)
- Links between climate and the other SDG’s - Peter Wittoeck (FPS HFCSE) and Griet Verstraeten (Departement Omgeving, Flanders Region)/Claire Collin (FPS HFCSE)
The Coordination Committee for the International Environmental Policy (CCIEP) organized on the 24th of January 2017 his 27th Stakeholder’s Dialogue.
The first session provided an overview on :
- The priority European dossiers under the Maltese Presidency presented by Marjan Decroos (RP EU)
- The multilateral priorities of the first half of 2017, the Belgian National Voluntary Report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development presented by Tim Bogaert (FPS Foreign Affairs)
The second session focused on the state of play of the main current dossiers:
- Circular economy by Lieze Cloots (OVAM)
- Non-ETS by Pieter-Willem Lemmens (LNE)
- Decarbonization of the transport sector by Laurent Demilie (FPS Mobility)
The last session gave the opportunity to inform and exchange on the review of the implementation of environmental legislation, the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), (carried out by the EU Commission) and on the organization of a "National Dialogue" recommended by the EU Commission to follow up on the Belgian EIR report.
- Explanation of the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) by Jonathan Parker (EU Commission)
- Proposition of the "National Dialogue" presented by Joseph van der Stegen (SPW)