COP-17 side event: ‘Africa-EU scientific and technological cooperation in the field of climate change’

November 25, 2011

European Commission An event entitled ‘COP-17 side event: Africa-EU scientific and technological cooperation in the field of climate change’ will take place on 28 November 2011 in Durban, South-Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Partnership on Climate Change and Environment – 13th Africa EU Joint Task Force Meeting

October 31, 2011

AU/EU A coordination meeting between the African and European co-chairs of the partnership, AUC, FAO (for 1st item) and the European Commission, provided the following update on the partnership activities Read the rest of this entry »

The EC-ACP Capacity Building Program on Multi Lateral Environmental Agreements

October 10, 2011

AU The EC-ACP Capacity Building Project on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (commonly referred to as the MEAs Project) at the AUC is an EU-funded, UNEP coordinated project with main objectives to strengthen and enhance the capacity of Africa to effectively implement MEAs thereby contributing to sustainable development and poverty reduction on the continent. Read the rest of this entry »

Africa and Europe joint efforts to combat desertification

October 10, 2011

Scope ACP A €1.75 million African Union project, supported by the European Union and FAO, aiming to address desertification, land degradation and drought in the Sahara and Sahel, was launched at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa today. This is an initial contribution to the initiative. More substantial funding is anticipated in the coming years. Read the rest of this entry »

UK and France propose climate fund for poor

November 28, 2009

UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a multi-billion-dollar fund to help developing nations deal with climate change, reports BBC online.
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Meeting of the Committee of Ten African Heads of States and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

November 18, 2009

On the 17th of November, 10 heads of state and government meet to discuss Climate Change issues and the upcoming Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change. Read:
Draft Programme (en)
Introductory Remarks by Dr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (fr)

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The EU and the ACP-countries agree on the need to step up efforts in the climate change negotiations

November 5, 2009

On Tuesday 3 November, the Swedish Presidency and the European Commission met with the Ambassadors to Brussels of the 78 countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) to discuss key common challenges, including in particular climate change and the global economic crisis.
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