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  1. Success Story: Advancing capacity for greening Lesotho's national development

    The European Union has developed a training programme to improve the effectiveness of its interventions where the environment and climate change are at play, thereby contributing to poverty eradication, sustainable development and green growth. Standard training sessions are adapted to the context...
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  2. The NODE proposes innovative solutions on development, environment and social inclusion in Europe and the Mediterranean

    Today, Europe and the Maghreb are facing intertwined threats . Climate change leads to ecosystem degradation and, combined with uneven growth, leads to migration. Meanwhile, social disparities and inequitable conditions can provoke social unrest. The NODE - Node for Opportunities, Development, and...
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  3. The NODE proposes innovative solutions on development, environment and social inclusion in Europe and the Mediterranean

    Today, Europe and the Maghreb are facing intertwined threats . Climate change leads to ecosystem degradation and, combined with uneven growth, leads to migration. Meanwhile, social disparities and inequitable conditions can provoke social unrest. The NODE - Node for Opportunities, Development, and...
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  4. West African countries ban Europe's dirty fuel imports

    Cleaner fuel to reduce air pollution for more than quarter of a billion people 5 December 2016 - Five West African countries have agreed to ban importing Europe's dirty fuels, a move that will dramatically reduce vehicle emissions and help more than 250 million people breath safer, cleaner air...
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  5. Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change

    20 October 2016 - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking a great opportunity to contribute to the fight against climate change, a new UN Environment report says today. In Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling...
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  6. No Country Alone : a video documentary on climate change in the Mediterranean region.

    A video documentary on climate change in the Mediterranean region has recently been produced by the EU funded ClimaSouth project, http://www.climasouth.eu . The documentary entitled No Country Alone , is now available in 3 language editions: English, French and Arabic: http://www.climasouth.eu/en/...
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  7. Harnessing Africa's Rich Natural Capital Tops Agenda at High-level African Conference on the Environment

    Sustainable use of Africa's natural capital could result in savings of up to $103 billion every year and drive Africa's economic growth. The need to sustainably harness Africa's vast reserves of natural capital will be among the top issues discussed by the ministers of the environment and high...
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  8. How do we turn the lights on for a billion people?

    In light of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP), has written an article in which he highlights the relation between clean energy and reliable electricity on the one...
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