Sommaire: 16 May 2012, Brussels - European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs has welcomed the European Report on Development 2011/2012, which will be presented today in Brussels.
Funded by the European Commission and seven Member States, this annual independent report sheds light on the most important development concerns from a European perspective. This third edition examines the pressing issue of water, energy and land constraints and how they interrelate. It looks at how these resources can be managed effectively with the ultimate aim of promoting growth that is both socially inclusive and sustainable.
Commissioner Piebalgs commented: "This report is particularly relevant and timely ahead of the UN Rio+20 conference and in the International Year for Sustainable Energy for All. Water, energy and land are crucial resources for development and human well-being and scarcity cannot be overcome by piecemeal actions. Agriculture and energy are already among the Commission's development priorities as set out in our Agenda for Change, and will form a key part of our effort to boost the impact and effectiveness of EU development policy."
The launch event will take place at 14.00, 16/05, in the Schuman Room (Berlaymont). For more information on the event, please visit the website: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/piebalgs