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Earth's ocean
From the ways we lead our lives to the production processes which support them, adopting more sustainable practices is central in ensuring a better future. The United Nation’s One Planet Network was formed in acknowledgment of just how far we have left to go – with the goal of providing a unified direction to achieve sustainable consumption and production patterns.
What Makes a Good Life?
According to organisers of a recent conference in Munich, Europe could learn a lot from the indigenous communities around the world on how to effectively tackle climate change.
Harvesting in Colombia
Climate change poses a major threat to Latin America – from an increase in extreme weather events to the loss of livelihoods, the most vulnerable risk suffering most.
Our Sea Our Life works with vulnerable communities on the coast in the Province of the Cabo Delgado in the north of Mozambique to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods. We caught up with Isabel Faria de Almeida, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Mozambique, to discuss this EU-funded project.
The Larger than Tigers report, released by the European Commission in May, presents a synthesis of the challenges facing biodiversity across Asia. Lead author Pete Wood walked us through the report’s main findings.
A Pakistani family sets up camp by flooded lands
Climate change affects everyone – from villagers in the most remote parts of the world, to metropolitan heads of government and private sector leaders. Amid a changing political landscape and an increase in climate impacts, dialogue and collaboration are needed more than ever to make a lasting difference.
DEVCO is supporting work at the intersection of environment, economy and business in its partner countries to avoid the polluting pathway of many industrialised countries and develop green businesses from the outset. It means working at many levels – training entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, effecting large-scale policy change and mobilizing investment.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 21 December 2015
Climate change is a global issue, but it undoubtedly affects some more than others.  The poorest populations are worst affected by droughts, floods and failed harvests. They are also least responsible for the carbon emissions which cause them. Without ambitious policies to tackle inequality and climate change together, rising temperatures could undo decades of development work.
One of the great challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals will be finding ways of lifting populations out of poverty, which is often associated with increased consumption and production, while at the same time dealing with emissions and meeting environmental targets. The question is how to create economic value which also benefits society. Smart technologies, sustainable business models and circular economy solutions are already being developed, but experts say they need to be scaled up, and fast.
Extremely vulnerable to climate change, the Pacific islands are receiving support on resilience and disaster preparedness from the EU. Ambassador Andrew Jacobs discusses renewable energy projects, capacity building at government level and resilience at community level, as well as EU collaboration with other donors and the challenges of regional integration.

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