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Saturday, 20 January 2018

A new gateway to climate change knowledge relating to Africa, the AfriCAN Climate Portal, is launched. AfriCAN Climate is a project co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme. The project was launched by a consortium of 5 African and 5 European organisations - Enda Energie, FANRPAN, University of the Witwatersrand, World Agroforestry Centre, ICPAC/IGAD, Imperial College, P.A.U Education, UNEP Riso Centre and Practical Action - and runs from October 2011 to September 2014. Its objective is to encourage project developers and stakeholders to learn and benefit from Africa’s challenges and success stories.

Friday, 25 April 2014

The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Intra-ACP Programme is holding its Second Regional Technical Meeting (RTM) on 5, 6 and 7th May, 2014 in Brussels at the ACP House. This meeting will explore ways to improve the exchange of information, synergies, cooperation and coordination among the regions and between the regions and the ACP Secretariat.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The 3308th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 14 April 2014 adopted a decision approving, on behalf of the Union, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (6852/13, 6874/13).

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The UN's secretary-general has called on EU leaders to set an example and agree on an ambitious 2030 target at a Council Summit in June, that can be taken to a UN conference in Lima three months later, and shape a global, legally-binding treaty by the end of 2015. The EU executive has proposed a 40% cut in greenhouse gas pollution and an aspirational 27% market share for renewable energies to be achieved by the end of the next decade, that Ban Ki-Moon said he strongly supported.

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Roadmap 2014-2017 of the fourth EU-Africa Summit establishes key areas for cooperation: science, technology and innovation; higher education, mobility and migration and employment; sustainable and inclusive development and growth and continental integration; global and emerging issues and the post-2015 development agenda.

Because of its alleged harmful effects, palm oil has become a topic for discussion in the West, but has now received a word of support from Catherine Procaccia, senator for Val-de-Marne, who is criticising the campaign to cast the oil in a bad light.In an interview with the Clinical Research Institute, the Senator declares that the crusade launched against this oil is likely in the long term to be to France’s detriment.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

On the occasion of the EU-Africa Summit, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, the President of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) Binilith Mahenge, and the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Rhoda Tumusiime hosted a ministerial climate seminar in Brussels on 1 April 2014.

Climate change and its consequences are a challenge for small-scale farmers in Chingale, Malawi. To adapt to climate change, farmers are integrating fish farming and crop irrigation to their farming practices in order to provide extra food and income.

Thursday, 03 April 2014

The European Commission has today announced the results of the first call for proposals of an innovative programme for providing finance to bring electricity to the world's poorest citizens. This initiative also shows that the EU has been a leader in the campaign to provide Sustainable Energy for All.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Roads in the tropics often go hand in hand with economic development. But the day before the International Day of Forests (21 March), an MEP and a number of scientists called for a response to the role they play in deforestation.