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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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Event: Brussels Briefing 50 – Growing food in the cities (10 April 2018)

The next Brussels Development Briefing no. 50 on “Growing food in the cities: Successes and new opportunities” will take place on 10 April 2018 from 9:00 to 13:00, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels, Belgium. This Briefing will be co-organised by CTA, the ACP Secretariat, the European Commission (DG DEVCO) and Concord.

Press release: Climate change adaptation – The EU and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation step up support for research and innovation in agriculture

The European Union and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will work together on a joint initiative to drive research and technical and organisational innovations across agricultural and food systems in developing countries. More science and innovation is required to address some of the most pressing challenges posed by climate change. This joint initiative will build on the outcomes of the Paris Agreement and the recent COP 23 held in Bonn on the role for agriculture in the Climate Change agenda.

Press Release: Energising Africa – the biggest solar plant in West Africa was launched on 29 November in Burkina-Faso

Thanks to financial support by the European Union and France, the biggest solar plant in West Africa will soon be ready to connect hundreds of thousands of citizens of Burkina Faso to affordable and clean energy. The EU-co-funded plant will be inaugurated by French President Macron and President Kaboré of Burkina-Faso.

Press Release: The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

The European Commission has defined concrete areas of investments for its External Investment Plan. The new plan will mobilise €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries.

Press Release: The European Union supporting renewable energy in the Eastern Caribbean through geothermal energy

Yesterday, in New York, the Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and the President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr Warren Smith, announced the formalisation of an EU grant contribution to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern Caribbean. The Programme will facilitate the development of up to 60MW of geothermal energy capacity in up to five countries – Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Press Release: European Union and Sweden team up with the Pacific region to protect our ocean

A new Pacific – European Union Marine Partnership programme (PEUMP) has been launched today on the occasion of the Our Ocean Conference hosted by the EU. The partnership will be implemented in 15 Pacific countries and will be supported by € 45 million of EU funding, including a € 10 million contribution by the Swedish Government.  

Press Release: EU External Investment Plan – 5 priority areas identified at the First Meeting of the EFSD Strategic Board

Moving ahead with the EIP’s rapid implementation, the first Strategic Board of the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) met in Brussels on 28 September, on the same day that the entry into force of the regulation establishing the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

Press Release: China hosts its first major environmental conference – Outcome strengthens global efforts against land degradation

The European Union and its Member States attended the 13th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Ordos, China (UNCCD CoP13), September 6th-16th.

Press Release: People and Planet – Environmental Remediation in Central Asia – Call made for urgent action

The legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia is an urgent task which requires a speedy and coordinated response by the international community, This message was delivered both by the EU and the EBRD at a special event organised at the side-lines of the 72nd UNGA General Assembly meeting in New York on 20 September 2017. The meeting was chaired by the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Mr Peter Burian. The initiative on environmental remediation is part of the EU strategy towards Central Asia.

Press Release: EU supported plan for Environmental Remediation in Central Asia signed

The efforts to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia have taken an important step forward with the signing of a joint commitment on coordinating the efforts to achieve the safe and sustainable environmental remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites (ULS) in Central Asia, in accordance with a Strategic Master Plan (SMP).

Press Release: Regions and cities will play central role in success in UN’s development goals, EU says

The European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions have urged regional and local governments across Europe to embrace the opportunities offered by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Both institutions have called on them to integrate the sustainable-development agenda into their policies and to reach out to cities and regions – whether in Europe or in Africa, Asia and the Americas – to learn from them and to collaborate as much as possible.

Aid for Trade – Report 2017: Review of progress by the EU and its Member States

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Press Release: EU signs new agreement to fund nuclear safety at the Chornobyl site

Today the European Commission and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a new agreement amounting to € 19.1 million to fund the Nuclear Safety Account and the completion of the Interim Storage Facility 2 (ISF2) in Chornobyl, to prevent radioactive releases and contribute to make the site environmentally safe and stable.

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