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By Mostafa Darwish & Arthur Wyns Climate Action is necessary on all levels, from changing personal behaviour to promoting sustainable businesses & entrepreneurship. Climate-KIC – or the Knowledge and Innovation Community – does just that: as Europe’s largest public-private innovation network, it empowers young people to come up with new business ideas to challenge and… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

High medicine prices is a key public health challenge in Europe and Trade policy – an exclusive EU competence can improve or exacerbate the situation. Free Trade and Investment agreements can make easier or harder for European governments to change existing policies to curb the costs of pharmaceuticals. Following a civil society dialogue meeting with… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

Arthur Wyns & Mariah Sampson Cities are centres of action and innovation, where ideas blend and combine like exciting flavours in an exotic soup, they are centres of development and education, and now, with increasing urbanisation and exponential population growth, the role of cities is becoming increasingly important in the implementation and development of sustainable… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

Mientras escribo estas líneas, no dejan de llegar noticias acerca de la devastación del huracán Irma. No cabe duda de que la naturaleza está desatada. Los científicos han venido advirtiendo durante años que el calentamiento global conllevaría tormentas más intensas y circunstancias climáticas extremas cada vez con más frecuencia. Pero saber que esto puede suceder… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe

Author: Vanya Vulperhorst, Oceana Today’s agreement by EU bodies on a new regulation governing the European Union’s extensive external fishing fleet is a momentous step towards building sustainable fisheries globally and deserves wholehearted praise. After almost two years of negotiations, the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council of Fisheries Ministers have agreed on a… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

This month’s first-ever United Nations Oceans Conference and the upcoming Our Ocean meeting to be hosted by the EU, put robust governance of our oceans and sustainable use of marine resources to the forefront as perhaps never before. With this in mind, the world’s largest market for seafood, the EU, must ensure the most ambitious… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

From June 5th – 9th, coinciding with World Oceans Day, the United Nations will host at its headquarters in New York a high-level conference to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The Ocean Conference aims to be the… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Willemijn Peeters is Ocean Ambassador of the Netherlands and the Founding Director of Searious Business. Searious Business is a social enterprise committed to prevent plastic pollution in our ocean. She makes the difference in the world of plastics. Through ReThink and Redesign of plastics, she helps companies to achieve better results. Like for Gispen, a… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

  By Jan Mayrhofer Last year, the European Union committed to fostering sustainable growth and development and tackling climate change. The proposed new framework for the EU’s development policy recognises the linkages between both issues, but the EU must be more innovative to fight the injustices of climate change. When the Paris climate deal was… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

2017 begins under a busy schedule for the newly appointed Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. For the next six months, the smallest member of the European Union, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is undertaking an ambitious leadership for the first time. Maritime affairs, with its potential for growth, competitiveness and… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

By Nur Mohamed Sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace, stability and good governance. Recognising this crucial fact in its new proposed development framework, the European Commission pledges to foster human rights, security and conflict prevention in fragile countries. However, the EU’s current approach to migration shows an alarming twisting of development efforts to accommodate… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Genval, 18th December 2016 – According to the tiny human health case studies of an independent impact assessment, TTIP will not harm our health at all. I am wondering: how can an independent assessment come to that conclusion? According to the authors of the study, its impact on the trade of unhealthy commodities (alcohol, tobacco,… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

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