STATEMENT/14/328  17-10-2014 - Statement by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, on the outcome of Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP12) 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 17 October 2014 Statement The European Commission welcomes the successful outcome of CBD COP12 and in particular the agreement reached on 2020 targets for the mobilisation of resources in support of biodiversity.
SPEECH/14/699  16-10-2014 - Speech - Nature based solutions are often also the cheapest solutions 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Nature based solutions are often also the cheapest solutions High Level Segment Panel discussion: Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges, 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea), 16 October...
SPEECH/14/679  10-10-2014 - “We need to escape the handcuffs of GDP” 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Conference "Moving beyond GDP in European economic governance" Brussels, 10 October 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you Laszlo, and thanks also to the Italian Presidency and all involved in the organisation of this event for bringing together both policy...
STATEMENT/14/286  29-09-2014 - Commission welcomes the Council's adoption of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation 
European Commission - European Statement Brussels, 29 September 2014 Commission Today the EU adopted legislation that will tackle the rapidly growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The Regulation is a crucial step towards achieving the EU's 2020 biodiversity targets, while also delivering on a commitment under the Convention on Biological Diversity to...
SPEECH/14/618  23-09-2014 - 35 years of cooperation to protect wild birds in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Keynote speech at the opening session of the conference on the celebration of 35th Anniversary of the Birds Directive and 10th Anniversary of the BirdLife FACE Agreement Brussels, 23 September 2014 I am delighted to be here with you...
SPEECH/14/578  04-09-2014 - Speech - “The growth path we are following is not the right one” 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Speech - Meeting with the Environment Committee of the European Parliament Brussels, 3 September 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all let me congratulate all of you on having been elected to the European Parliament.
STATEMENT/14/250  08-08-2014 - Statement of the spokesperson for the environment following inaccurate reports on progress of environmental files 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 8 August 2014 Statement In light of an inaccurate report on the state of play of a number of environmental files, the Director-General of DG Environment has clarified the Commission's track record.
STATEMENT/14/221  10-07-2014 - Joint statement by Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for the Environment and Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Development, on the Ministerial Declaration of the High Level Political Forum 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 July 2014 "We are keen to see the High Level Political Forum live up to its promise and play a central role in developing an ambitious post 2015 agenda. For our planet to sustain the lives of 9 billion people we need to change the...
SPEECH/14/527  02-07-2014 - Speaking points by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik on Circular Economy 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Press conference on Circular Economy and Green Employment Initiative Brussels, 2 July 2014 Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, The package that the Commission has adopted today is significant, not just because there are many documents, or because it pushes...
SPEECH/14/498  25-06-2014 - Speech: Green capitals – spreading the green message 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Speech: European Green Capital Award ceremony Copenhagen, 24 June 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you and to have the opportunity to announce the winner of 2016 today.