EU

Report on EU Fast-Start Finance Endorsed [viewed]

17 November 2010: The Council of the Finance Ministers of the EU, meeting on 17 November 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, discussed climate finance and endorsed the report on progress on EU fast-start funding.

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EU-US Lisbon Summit Focuses on Green Growth [viewed]

20 November 2010: The leaders of the EU and US met on 20 November 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss cooperation on: ensuring strong, balanced and sustainable economic growth and creating jobs; meeting global challenges such as climate change and international development; and strengthening the security of citizens.

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EU-US Energy Council Ministerial Focuses on Clean and Efficient Technologies [viewed]

19 November 2010: A joint statement released at the conclusion of the US-EU Energy Council Ministerial underlines the importance of energy in the US-EU dialogue in the 21st century, which aims to coordinate regulatory regimes and research programmes to speed the deployment of future clean and efficient energy technologies.

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European Commission Outlines Options for Agriculture [viewed]

18 November 2010: The European Commission has published a Communication on "the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) towards 2020 – Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future," which outlines reforms aimed at making the European agriculture sector more dynamic, competitive, and effective in stimulating sustainable, smart and inclusive growth.

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European Commission Identifies Energy Infrastructure Priorities [viewed]

17 November 2010: The European Commission has released a communication that identifies energy infrastructure priorities for the next two decades, aimed at making networks fit for the 21st century.

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EIB Supports Climate-resilient Water Projects in Samoa [viewed]

17 November 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide technical support for sustainable and climate-resilient water projects in Samoa. EIB support will target the rehabilitation and upgrade of independent water schemes in Samoa under a EUR 250,000 technical assistance programme, which will also ensure community participation and improve drinking water quality and climate resilience.

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Event: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

The meeting, taking place at the level of leaders' representatives, will continue dialogue on how to make progress in meeting the climate change and clean energy challenge among 17 major economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the UK, and the US. Representatives from Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, and Spain are also expected to attend the meeting.  

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Ozone Meeting Concludes Without Progress on Low-Global Warming Potential Alternatives [viewed]

12 November 2010: The 22nd session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 22) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8-12 November 2010, adopted 16 substantive and several procedural decisions, including on the terms of reference (ToR) for the evaluation of the financial mechanism. 

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EU Launches Consultation on Future Development Policy [viewed]

10 November 2010: The European Commission has launched a public consultation, open to EU and partner countries, on the future of EU development policy, which aims to "collect views" on advancing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and beyond, in the face of economic, food and environmental crises.

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ECLAC Executive Secretary Highlights Low Carbon Growth Opportunities [viewed]

11 November 2010: Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), delivered a statement at the Latin America and the Caribbean-EU Forum on Fiscal Policy and an Environmentally Sustainable Economy in the Context of Climate Change, which took place in Berlin, Germany, from 10-11 November 2010.

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