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Press Release: European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development

Today, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event hosted by the European Union and the Finnish Presidency assessed the progress made in implementing the Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within Europe and through the EU’s international cooperation.

Event: Using SDGs to guide transformative changes in businesses and governments, and reach societal values (Brussels, 26 June 2019)

This infopoint will showcase the ‘Agenda 2030 Compass’ a ‘thinking navigator’ created by the partnership of the Swedish steel industry with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to support businesses and governments in developing a transformative agenda for societal value (a value that embraces planet’s sustainability) using SDG-based metrics.

UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: INSC Committee (22 May 2019)

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Event: Sustainability science & the SDGs (Brussels, 6 May 2019)

What roles for Science in addressing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda? Ahead of this year’s UN General Assembly, this info point will provide insights of the 2019 GSDR, and offer the opportunity to exchange with one of its key authors to discuss, among others, transformative pathways, SDGs interactions, policy coherence, and the role of science in sustainable development

Press Release: Director General Stefano Manservisi in Cuba to discuss boosting cooperation and taking the sustainable development agenda forward

Mr Manservisi’s visit to Cuba will also launch agreements for projects in food security, energy and climate change, economic modernisation, and regional culture.

Event: Use of mobile phones / tablets for evaluation in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries (Brussels, 29 March 2019)

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Press Release: Italy supports EU initiative to boost investment in sustainable energy in developing countries with €5 million

Today, Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea signed a €5 million support agreement to ElectriFI – the EU flagship initiative to de-risk sustainable energy investments in developing countries.

Press Release: Announcing the 2018 Best Small Association Conference – Renewable energy event co-funded by the European Union

Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA), a national umbrella organisation of renewable energy actors in Tanzania has won the award of 2018 Best Small Association Conference given by the Association of Association Executives with Headquarters in the United Kingdom.

Press Release: Delivering sustainable development in cities around the world – local and regional authorities present recommendations to the EU

Local and regional authorities’ representatives from almost 80 countries have convened at the “Cities and Regions for Development Cooperation” forum to discuss urban development challenges and ways to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals at local and regional level.

Report: EU Aid for Trade – Progress Report 2018

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Press release: EU and Guyana join forces to combat illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber

The EU and Guyana have concluded negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The new agreement will give EU-based timber buyers assurance that timber products from Guyana are legal. It will help improve forest governance, tackle illegal logging and promote trade in verified legal timber products.

Press Release: Clear Cotton project against child labour launches in Brussels

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Press Release: Pêche durable dans la région du sud-ouest de l’océan Indien: signature d’un nouveau programme pour promouvoir la pêche durable et l’économie bleue dans la région

Balaclava – L’Union européenne (UE) et la Commission de l’océan Indien (COI) ont signé un nouveau programme de 28 millions d’euros pour promouvoir la gestion durable des pêches dans les îles de l’océan Indien (pêche maritime) mais aussi en Afrique orientale et australe (pêche continentale). Connu sous le nom de E€OFISH, ce programme est un nouvel exemple concret de l’action de l’Union européenne et de la Commission de l’océan Indien pour promouvoir la pêche durable dans la région Afrique orientale et australe et océan Indien.

UN High Level Political Forum: EU and UN review progress towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, is attending the UN High Level Political Forum on 16-17 July in New York together with Karmenu Vella, Commissioner in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Numerous Heads of State and Government will join them and major actors in development to discuss sustainable development.

Press Release: EU launches “Green Fund” for Central America to support the fight against climate change

The European Union, the Secretariat General of the Central American Integration System (SICA), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany have announced the launch of a “Green Fund for Central America”, for a total amount of EUR 88.1 million.

Event: European Development Days (Brussels, 5-6 June 2018)

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