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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

Guest post by Stuart Reigeluth, vice-president of Revolve Water Energy will flow fluidly across transnational grids, tapping into decentralized hubs everywhere, that are both interconnected all along the way by the digital technology of things. While the integration of the European energy systems is of paramount importance for the overarching project called ‘Europe’, geopolitically, the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest post by Roberto Defez, molecular microbiologist at the Institute of Bioscience and BioResources, Italian National Research Council. Agriculture is at a turning point. Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (Health) and Phil Hogan (Agriculture) are sitting on two running horses approaching a crossroad. There is no middle road. They have to decide whether to keep research on… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The implementation of solar cookers across Moroccan communities is proving to be a great example of how decentralization of renewable energy is contributing to the energy independence of a country. By Lina Yassin & Arthur Wyns Morocco is being widely portrayed around the world as one of the leading countries in renewable energy deployment. The… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

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

  Guest post by Eamon O’Hara, Executive Director and cofounder of ECOLISE On 22nd September, policy makers and representatives of the thousands of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe will gather at a conference in the European Economic and Social Council (EESC), Brussels, to launch the first ever European Day of Sustainable… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In March, Vladimir Putin said in an interview to CNBC that Russia stands to benefit from global warming since it creates favorable conditions for national economic improvement. Later this year, after the U.S. declared its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Putin emphasized that people should not worry too much about Trump exiting the… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Member States’ proposed aid funding in 2018 EU Budget is insufficient and attempts to divert money away from those most in need, argue a coalition of development and humanitarian organisations.   Today, EU Member States agreed their position on the bloc’s budget for 2018 with a proposal to cut €90million from the development aid budget… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

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

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