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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEARING SUGAR QUOTAS


 

The future of the sugar market after the abolition of sugar quotas in 2017

 

AGRI organised a hearing on "The future of the EU sugar market after the abolition of sugar quotas in 2017". Seven experts were invited to address Members: H. Bleckwenn, North German Umbrella Association of Sugar Beet Growers, J.-I. Senovilla, Union of Small Farmers, P. Myllymäki, MTK Sugarbeet Committee, L. Girol, European Sugar Refineries Association, P. Giry, Saint Louis Sucre, G. Tamburini, Unionzucchero and K. Nykiel, National Union of Sugar beet planters.

 

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13/07/2016
CIBE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, UTRECHT (NL) - PRESS RELEASE


 

 

19/05/2016
THE EUBSSP INTRODUCING THE GOOD PRACTICES


 

The EU BSSP launches today its first e-campaign: have a look at our new video to know more about the Good Practices.

 

 

 

Discover our Good Practices through this beet season on our website and on Twitter #FollowTheBeet

 

29/03/2016
EUBSSP: NEW ISSUE BRIEF ON SOCIAL DIALOGUE


 

 

 

 

Social dialogue Click here to download the Issue Brief on Social Dialogue

 

01/03/2016
CIBE AND CEFS STATEMENT AHEAD OF THE 10TH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE


 

Click here to download the statement.

 

04/12/2015
ISSUE BRIEF - EUBSSP CONTRIBUTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE OCCASION OF COP21


 

On the occasion of the start of the negotiations for the COP21 in Paris, the EUBSSP has prepared an Issue Brief to illustrate the contribution of the EU Beet Sugar sector to the reduction of GHG emissions.

 

HOW DOES THE EU BEET SUGAR SECTOR ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND HELP TO REDUCE GHG EMISSIONS?

 

Beet growing and processing are exposed to the positive and negative consequences of climate change which impose the development of different adaptation strategies. The greenhouse gases (GHG) – CO₂, CH₄ and N₂O – arising from beet growing and processing largely derive from the use of energy and agricultural inputs, in particular fossil fuels and fertilizers. However, beet growing is not only a source of GHG, but also a GHG sink via atmospheric carbon fixation and the sequestration of carbon in the soil, notably through the return of organic matter (crop residues). Finally, the reduction of fossil energy and of fertilizer use in both beet cultivation and processing through various good practices have led to tangible results in the reduction of GHG emissions and the mitigation of climate change.

 

Click here to download the Issue Brief or go directly on: www.sustainablesugar.eu

 

 

30/11/2015
PRESS RELEASE - EUROPEAN BEET SUGAR SECTOR LAUNCHES SUSTAINABILITY COLLABORATION


 

The EU Beet Sugar Sustainability Partnership (EU BSSP) has announced the launch of its first joint initiative on sustainability throughout the sector.

 

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16/09/2015
OPEN INVITATION TO STAKEHOLDERS – EU BSSP – STAKEHOLDER ROUNDTABLE AT EXPO MILAN ON 9 SEPTEMBER 2015


 

 

We would like to introduce the work of the EU Beet Sugar Sustainability Partnership.

 

Formed in 2013 as a coalition between EU beet growers (represented by CIBE), sugar producers (CEFS) and trade unions in the food and agriculture sectors (EFFAT), the Partnership exists to demonstrate sustainability throughout the beet sugar industry in the region.

 

We would also like to invite you to join us for an important stakeholder roundtable in Milan on 9th September 2015.

 

We are now launching our first major project: the Good Practices. We developed the Good Practices to illustrate the sustainability practices in place in beet cultivation, sugar processing and our combined approach to social responsibility and dialogue with stakeholders. As we launch the Good Practices this month, we are encouraging our members, colleagues and collaborators to learn more about how we view our sustainability challenges and responsibilities, and how we are working to address the significant expectations our stakeholders have – for quality products, a sustainable and eco-efficient industry, and for responsible supply chains, to which we contribute every day, around the world.

 

Alongside the Good Practices, we have developed a range of additional documents and materials you might find helpful.

 

The following tools are available, to meet the specific needs and interests you may have:

                  

- Overview Brochure: a succinct explanation of our aims and objectives and introduction to the Good Practices

 

- Sustainability Review: an overview of our sector's material impacts and issues with respect to sustainability, with a description of our approach to managing them

 

- Issue Briefs: a set of in-depth, issue-specific backgrouders that explore a topic of key interest, how our industry affects it, and what we are doing about it. We currently have issue Briefs available on soil and water.

 

- Good Practices handbook: the full, detailed Good Practices - complete with dozens of illustrative case studies and links to relevant European legislation - are available online.

 

In September, we will convene a workshop of experts, partners and stakeholders to discuss, debate and feed back on the Partnership and the Good Practices, and we would be delighted if you would agree to join us on 9th September. This event will be hosted by DG Agri in the EU pavilion at Expo 2015, in Milan.

 

Please do let us know whether we can answer any questions you might have at this stage – whether about the Partnership, the Good Practices, or the workshop. You can email us at contact@sustainablesugar.eu. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Start the conversation:visit us at www.sustainablesugar.eu or meet us at EXPO Milan on 9 September 2015.

More information at contact@sustainablesugar.eu

 

20/08/2015
CIBE CONGRESS 2015 - BERLIN - PRESS RELEASE


 

 

 

From 3rd to 6th of June 2015, the International Confederation of European Beet Growers (C.I.B.E.) had its Congress in Berlin. C.I.B.E. Members and Guests gathered to discuss and exchange on the future of the sector in the EU and worldwide. The Congress hosted contributions from numerous Guests from the European Union Institutions, Research Institutes along with the latest news and insights from CIBE Members. 

 

Please find the PRESS RELEASE HERE 

 

The motions voted during the final session are available at the following links: 

DEUTSCH - ENGLISH - FRANÇAIS - POLSKI - ITALIANO

 

05/06/2015
44TH CIBE CONGRESS - FROM 3RD TO 6TH JUNE 2015 - BERLIN


 

From the 3rd to the 6th of June 2015 CIBE Members and their guests will gather to discuss and exchange on the future of the sector in the EU and worldwide.

 

The Congress will take place at the Maritim proArte Hotel in Berlin and will host contributions from numerous guests from the EU institutions, research institutes along with the latest news and insights from CIBE members.

 

Follow the Congres on Twitter with the hashtag #CIBECongress

 

For your information, you can start collecting your Congress Bag the afternoon before the beginning of Congress, on Tuesday 2nd June from 2pm to 8pm.

 


 

     

 

 

 

18/05/2015