JRC scientists have carried out a dam break analysis to assist with emergency response efforts following catastrophic flooding in Attapeu Province in Laos.
As Southeast Asia is faced with the yearly monsoon season and its potentially devastating effects, the European Commission has released €6 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in the region.This funding comes on top of the €7 million announced in May to support Bangladesh scale up preparedness measures for the rainy season.
The EU has completed the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza. It will provide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the EU-funded Southern Gaza Desalination Plant, which currently provides drinking water to 75,000 inhabitants in the Khan Younis and Rafah governorates.
Update – the closing remarks are now available
“We Europeans, as much as you, believe that trade should be free and fair at the same time. We are now modernising our trade and political agreements with Mexico, Chile and with Mercosur. We want to expand their benefits to a larger number of people and, particularly, to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.”
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.