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  1. What Makes a Good Life?

    Munich’s traffic grinds to a halt as hundreds of people sashay, skip and groove their way through hushed streets, moving to a beat only the dancers can hear. This street action is part of a European Union supported project to raise awareness of how lifestyle choices impact climate change and the...
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  2. EU-DEAR Multi-Stakeholder Group meeting April 2018

    Representatives of CSO, local authority, academic and (inter-)government department and agency networks met with the European Commission to discuss the Commission’s ideas for a new DEAR Call for Proposals to be launched during 2018. You can download the report from the meeting and information about...
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  3. Contact our Brussels Office

    UN Environment's Brussels Office Established in April 2001, UN Environment’s Brussels Office works closely with the EU institutions to increase policy dialogue and build strategic partnerships that fulfill the shared goals of UN Environment and the EU. Veronika Hunt Šafránková is Head of the Office...
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  4. Grounding a More Sustainable Europe

    Families in the Mojados region of Spain are taking part in the European Commission supported ‘Rural DEAR Agenda’ project. The project, led by Valladolid province partnering with local authorities and CSOs in seven EU countries, is a pilot aiming to boost the local capacity to support awareness...
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  5. Southeast European Green Market Development

    Held annually since 2004 in the city of Sofia in Bulgaria, the SE European EE & RES Congress and Exhibition is the premier event in the Region, providing a unique opportunity for the industry professionals to discuss renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, implementation,...
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  6. Call for Proposals: Sustainable Inclusive Value Chains and Food Fortification (open until 29 March 2016)

    Launched on 12 February and open until 29 March 2016, the EU has developed two calls for proposals with a combined value of €57 million with the objective of developing inclusive and sustainable agriculture-based value chains (Lot 1) and fortified foods (Lot 2) that improve food security for the...
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  7. Call for proposals under Med Culture regional programme: Drama, Diversity and Development - street theatre to challenge discrimination:

    A new EU-funded culture project, “Drama, Diversity and Development” (DDD), is looking to fund outstanding street theatre projects focusing on ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities (including refugees) in the southern Mediterranean partner countries, using street theatre as a tool to challenge...
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  8. DDD: Second call for proposals for Street Theatre Projects

    Do you have a proposal that will use street theatre to challenge racism and discrimination in your society? Med Culture 's official website is now online! Discover a wide set of databases, resources, news, info-graphics, etc. - on www.medculture.eu - You can also follow up on latest updates via Med...
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  9. Thawing of Permafrost Expected to Cause Significant Additional Global Warming, Not yet Accounted for in Climate Predictions

    Policymakers and Climate Scientists Must Monitor and Prepare for Large Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions from Permafrost, Says UNEP Report Doha, 27 November 2012 – Permafrost covering almost a quarter of the northern hemisphere contains 1,700 gigatonnes of carbon, twice that currently in the...
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  10. UNEP helped to establish Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA)

    Kabul, Afghanistan, 13 January 2015 - Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Finland's former Minister for International Development and current parliamentarian, visited Afghanistan to review progress in the country's environmental sector over the last ten years. "Now, after ten years, it is incredibly rewarding to...
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  11. Marine litter: the ingredients for the ocean’s plastic soup

    Marine litter is turning our ocean into a plastic soup. At least 8 million tons flows into our ocean every year, which amounts to economic losses of $82 million annually. On Wednesday 8 November, IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature – organized the event ‘Marine Plastics Need...
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  12. Social Protection and Food Security – What Works? - Empirical Evidence, Conference in Bonn 10 July 2013, GIZ/BMZ

    Social Protection and Food Security – What Works? – Empirical Evidence Date | Wednesday, 10.July 2013, 10h00 – 17h00 Venue | Universitätsclub Bonn - Konviktstrasse 9, 53113 Bonn, Germany Language: English Expert Meeting invited by GIZ and German BMZ. Register by e-mail to socialprotection@giz.de...
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  13. 4th Global Meeting March 2016

    The fourth global meeting of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD) took place on the 14 th, 15th and 16th of March, in Brussels. The meeting mobilized more than 160 representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs) and associations of Local Authorities (LAs), the private sector,...
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  14. Gap analysis of existing relevant policy, legislation, instutions and capacity, and assistance to drafting policy papers and regulations (1.1)

    This activity aimed to produce an update on the air quality assessment and management systems existing in the ENPI East countries and the Russian Federation (hereinafter to be referred to as “Partner Countries”) in comparison with the relevant systems developed and implemented in the EU. -- Эта...
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  15. A group for Development Education and Awareness raising practitioners

    Welcome to the Development Education and Awareness Raising practitioners group. The Commission wishes to capitalise its investments on a strong global citizenship and make these visible - fostering the creation of multiplier effects at local, national and European level. Development Education and...
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  16. Four Decades On, Development Education is More Relevant than Ever

    DEAR projects seek to engage European citizens in global development efforts - it’s a concept born out of the 1970s, a decade of citizen mobilisation for social change. Four decades may have passed since the European Commission started supporting Development Education and Awareness Raising actions...
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  17. Organic Agriculture - A step towards the Green Economy in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia region - Case studies from Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine

    Publication Date: 2011 In the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region organic agriculture could play a catalyst role in green economy transformation by re-vitalizing the farm and...
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  18. UNEP at the European Development Days 2015 (EDD15)

    Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) is Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation showcasing the ways in which the European Union is engaged in eradicating poverty, promoting sustainability and justice. This year’s agenda includes over...
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  19. 3rd Global Meeting March 2015

    The third meeting of the global Policy Forum on Development (PFD) was held on 17 and 18 March 2015, in Brussels. It mobilized more than 120 representatives from civil society organisations (CSOs) and associations of local authorities (LAs) from different regions of the world, EU Member States, the...
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