1000 actors from the Alpine region will meet to take stock of the progress achieved so far and to define future prospects. The forum will present the first results of the 9 Thematic Action Groups and discuss how to address the challenges facing the Alpine region, such as climate change, international economic competition, trans-Alpine traffic and biodiversity loss.
The EU and Chile formally launched in Brussels the negotiations to modernise the existing EU-Chile Association Agreement.
On 20 November, agenda items include information from the Commission on recent developments and forthcoming initiatives on sustainable finance, a discussion on the revised draft Council conclusions on eco-innovation, and the examination of the revised Presidency text on the position to be adopted on behalf of the EU at the next three meetings of the International Whaling Commission. Further examination of the Presidency compromise text and the consideration of further Presidency suggestions on the monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles will take place on 21 November. On 23 November, agenda items include an examination of the Presidency text on the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and the Global Green Growth Institute.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 102.5 million (ZMK 11,5 billion) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance and the Lusaka Water & Sewerage Company (LWSC) in support of local sanitation infrastructure in the Zambian capital. Full article…