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ACP Holds Conference on Climate Change Challenges [viewed]

23 November 2010: The Department of Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat organized a conference on 23 November 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss climate change challenges confronting ACP countries.

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UNEP Releases Atlas on Africa's Water Resources [viewed]

25 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the "New Africa Water Atlas," which shows how the challenges of water scarcity in Africa are compounded by high population growth, socioeconomic and climate change impacts and, in some cases, policy choices.

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European Commission Outlines Future Trade Policy [viewed]

9 November 2010: The European Commission has released a Communication titled "Trade, Growth and World Affairs," which sets out the triple benefit of trade for Europe, namely stronger economic growth, more jobs and increased consumer choice at lower prices. The Communication also addresses green growth, energy and climate change.

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EEA Publishes Guiding Principles for Adaptation [viewed]

8 November 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) of the EU has released a technical paper titled "Guiding principles for adaptation to climate change in Europe," which aims to support adaptation processes for a wide range of situations and actors, as a common basis for cooperative adaptation activities.

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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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