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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European Commission.

Monday, 03 February 2014

European Union (EU) diplomats  and the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) approved, on 8 November, the proposal delay the sale of 900 million tonnes of carbon permits until later this decade in order to prop up carbon prices in the bloc's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS). They gave the Lithuanian Presidency a mandate to negotiate with the European Parliament, just days after Berlin confirmed its support for the measure on 4 November.

Friday, 06 December 2013

A sub-Saharan Africa research program was recently launched by the Department for International Development (DFID). This program will be a 5-year climate impact research capacity building program for Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE).  The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has implemented this project to  strengthen institutional research and providing 100 research fellowships from 2013-2018.

Monday, 11 November 2013

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Climate Initiative has announced that it has received 73 million euro from development partners - the EU and the Governments of Norway and the UK - to support climate change adaptation and mitigation in the region, including climate proofing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in the region.

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5C’s) recently convened a meeting composed of climate change experts in Belize that had resulted in the 7 million European Union (EU) donation to the climate change prevention cause.

Friday, 18 October 2013

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.