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.
STATEMENT/14/202  20-06-2014 - Joint statement by European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik on the joint declaration of ACP-EU countries on the development agenda beyond 2015 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 20 June 2014 "Today the Joint Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and EU countries agreed on a joint declaration for a global development agenda for the time after 2015, once the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their target date.
SPEECH/14/477  19-06-2014 - 'They ain't making it any more': managing our land sustainably' 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Conference 'Land as a resource' Brussels,19 June 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, In the early Seventies, Joni Mitchell protested in her hit song 'Big Yellow Taxi' that we were "paving paradise to put up a parking lot".
SPEECH/14/448  10-06-2014 - Learning to live with the wolf 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Launch of EU Platform on co-existence between people and large carnivores Brussels, 10 June 2014 Madame Jaeger, Distinguished participants and future members of the Platform, Ladies and Gentlemen, The short clip we have just watched was taken from a...