On 14 January 2020, the EPA Committee adopted Decision No 1/2020 amending certain provisions of Protocol 1 (OJ L 93, 27 March 2020, p. 1-194). The amended Protocol 1 enters into force on 31 March 2020 and replaces in its entirety the current text.
How can we improve the use of ocean space? How can we balance the interaction between human needs and the marine environment? How can we increase the participation of local communities?
EMFF funded project Océan Metiss addresses these questions. It developed an innovative tool that helps organise human activities on the coastline of La Réunion Island and involves all local stakeholders.
Representatives of Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) projects in the African region met for a conference in Kigali, Rwanda in October. The community of practice showcased their projects, shared experiences and learning, and expanded their networks.
The European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy today proposed the basis for a new strategy with Africa. The communication sets out proposals to intensify cooperation through partnerships in five key areas: green transition; digital transformation; sustainable growth and jobs; peace and governance; and migration and mobility. Based on this document, Europe will engage discussions with African partners towards a new joint strategy to be endorsed at the European Union – African Union Summit in October 2020.