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Friday, 23 June 2017

On Wednesday 2nd October, The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Environment and the University of Cantabria in launched a database aiming to improve coastal planning and develop preventive measures to adapt to the effects of climate change. The database is part of the project, "Effects of Climate Change on the Coast of Latin America and the Caribbean".

Monday, 07 October 2013

EU officials have admitted for the first time that member state donations to the developing countries can simultaneously count towards meeting climate change obligations and development commitments, such as providing 0.7% of gross income for overseas aid.

Thursday, 03 October 2013

‘The European Union (EU) can push biodiversity mainstreaming in many ways to reach EU 2020 targets’ said Chris Vanden Bilcke, Head of UNEP’s Liaison Office to the EU, during a conference of the European Parliament (EP) Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, which  was held on Tuesday 24 September 2013 in Brussels. The speakers raised the importance of restoring nature through green infrastructure (GI); linking biodiversity science and policy; involving private sector in biodiversity conservation; integrating biodiversity measures into agricultural practices.

Friday, 27 September 2013

The threat that climate change poses to Pacific Island nations shows that international action on the issue is overdue, European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard said during the 44th Leaders Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) held in Majuro, Marshall Islands between 3-6 September 2013.

Friday, 06 September 2013

The European Union (EU) will provide 20 million Euro to support the Pacific states in addressing the impacts of climate change and the urgent need to improve resilience to natural disasters, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard announced at the occasion of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), which was held in Majuro (Marshall Islands) from 3-6 September 2013.

Thursday, 05 September 2013

There is a need for a stronger recognition of Europe’s overseas entities challenges in EU policies, as well as for the setting up of targeted funding mechanism(s) to support overseas islands, an event hosted by the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development on June 10th heard.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

On the occasion of the launch of the Montpellier report entitled 'Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture' - which took place on 28th May in Brussels - CTA Brussels discussed with Tom Arnold, former Chief executive of Concern Worldwide and member of the Montpellier Panel, on the meaning of the "Sustainable Intensification" concept and the challenges in achieving it.

Monday, 03 June 2013

Wine producers in Europe may need to change the type of grapes they cultivate or the location of vineyards, even moving production to other areas in some cases. This is just one example of how Europe’s economy and society need to adapt to climate change, as examined in a new report ‘Adaptation in Europe’  from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The European Commission and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) will organize on 28th May 2013 an event for the launch of the report 'Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture', which aims to provide a new framework for understanding sustainable intensification and offers practical approaches to achieving it.

Friday, 17 May 2013

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and six of his colleagues held a two-day meeting with the African Union Commission between 25 and 25 April  in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.