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In just over five years of operation, the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) has grown to support more than forty programmes in Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. GCCA countries and ACP member states that may be looking for technical assistance to support the design and implementation of their climate change policies, strategies and interventions are reminded that advice and training is on offer, through both the GCCA Support Facility and the intra-ACP component of the GCCA. 
The Irish Presidency of the European Union is well underway, with an ambitious development programme and a notable focus on hunger, nutrition and resilience. Gay Mitchell MEP, and Ireland’s Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, gathered development stakeholders together last month to celebrate a remarkable agricultural coalition combating hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa – an Ethiopia-based food security project, centered on the potato.
Coordination between policy makers and private partners is key to developing solar energy in Africa, said photovoltaic expert Michael Franz as he presented impressions and conclusions of his extensive work on the development of a solar energy market in Kenya at a recent conference in Brussels.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 18 December 2012
As the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) voluntary partnership agreements (VPA) enter the critical phase of implementation, Members of European Parliament (MEP) have stressed the need to involve and strengthen civil societies in partner countries, to ensure that VPA deliver long-lasting results.
The European Union’s Global Climate Change Alliance, or GCCA, recently held it’s first Global Learning Event to identify achievements and lessons learned so far, and to consolidate thinking towards the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha.
Climate change is a devastating reality in Tanzania where higher temperatures are resulting in regular droughts and the rapid melting of the snowy peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Difficult lives are getting even tougher, so the European Union Delegation to Tanzania has come up with an innovative eco-village.
Climate change and extreme weather, population growth, galloping urbanization and soil degradation impact the lives of an unprecedented number of people today. More communities are exposed to possible natural or economic disaster than ever before. Bolstering their ability to handle a shock and its consequences is the focus of an important EU Communication.
At the annual EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) week in Brussels, attendees discussed new agreements that could provide guarantees that timber entering the European Union is legally sourced, protecting environments and increasing revenues for many tropical region countries.
Per capita electricity consumption in Africa is well below the average for residents of the European Union but that doesn’t mean that the continent is short of sustainable power-generating potential, according to a report published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.
With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, experts agree that the continuing trend towards urbanisation is both inevitable and irreversible. New EC guidelines propose a fresh mindset to assist the development of better cities.

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