On 16 November 2017 the 15th Meeting of UIC network Sustainable Land Use was held at the SNCF offices at Paris Gare du Nord.
After Andrea Braschi, Advisor at UIC, gave news from working groups and general activities of UIC, Ethem Pekin from CER provided the CER political update and the discussion currently happening in Brussels.
All participants then participated in a round table on the more newsworthy than ever topic of glyphosate. Companies discussed a response to a possible ban and updated the network on the political situation in their country and the envisaged strategy for the next few years.
Throughout the day various members of the Network took the floor:
Roland Nolte (IZT) presented the Herbie assessment report and the next steps for the final vegetation guidelines. Micheal Below (DB) and the audience conversed on the content of the Herbie project, its content, the priorities timeline and the deliverables of the project.
The day finished with a session on projects for 2019. The Herbie is expected to be delivered in the first Semester of 2018. New projects are expected to be approved by the Next EES Platform in April 2018. Members are of course encouraged to bring ideas for new projects for the Expert group.