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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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European Commission Unveils Proposals to Consolidate Africa-EU Relations [viewed]

10 November 2010: Ahead of the Africa-EU Summit scheduled to take place from 29-30 November 2011 in Libya, the European Commission has published a Communication on consolidating Africa-EU relations, including on environmental sustainability, energy and climate change.

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European Commission Takes Climate and Energy Actions [viewed]

10 November 2010: The European Commission has issued: a report on passenger car emissions, a proposed energy strategy for 2020, and a call for proposals for investment in low-carbon and renewable energy demonstration projects.

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EU Highlights Environmental Issues Before G20 Leaders Summit [viewed]

5 November 2010: In a joint letter to the G20 Leaders, Herman Van Rompuy, European Council President, and Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, presented the views of the EU on key issues on the agenda of the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit, including full support for G20 work on development as an important contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and addressing environmental issues.

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EU Funds Drought Response in Bolivia [viewed]

4 November 2010: The European Commission has allocated €1.5 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by droughts in the Bolivian region of Chaco, as well as measures reducing vulnerability in future droughts and enhancing the resilience of communities.

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