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Pollution: EU reports 238,000 premature deaths in 2020

The European Environment Agency (EEA) says no fewer than 238,000 people in the European Union died prematurely in 2020 due to exposure to airborne...

European govts urged to stop dash for gas in Africa

Over 100 civil society groups and figureheads have delivered a collective letter to Heads of State in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and to the European Commission. In...

CBD COP15: EU adopts mandate for ambitious global agreement on species protection

At the Council of EU Environment Ministers, German Environment Minister, Steffi Lemke, successfully advocated an ambitious role for the EU at the upcoming World...

EU countries seek common stance on climate compensation for COP27

Ministers from European Union (EU) countries met on Monday, October 24, 2022, in an attempt to agree on their negotiating position for this year’s...

Four German states get €2.5bn in EU funds for climate transition

Four German states to receive a total of €2.5 billion ($2.44 billion) in funds from the European Union to support their fair transition to...

EU ban on Russian coal imports to take effect after transition ends

European Union (EU) member states will not be allowed to import any more coal from Russia after the transitional period for the bloc’s embargo...

EU commits €70,000 to combat floods in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has provided €70,000 as emergency preparedness to reduce the impact of floods in the country. This is contained in a statement...

Ukraine invasion: EU to replace gas from Russia with Nigeria’s

The European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS said on Friday, July 22, 2022, that it would replace the gas from Russia with...

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COP15: High stakes in Montreal as negotiators seek new global biodiversity framework

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) convened for its resumed Fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) on Wednesday, December...
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AfDB in record mobilisation of $8.9bn for Africa’s low-income countries

After a year of intense negotiations and a difficult global economic outlook, development partners of the African Development Fund...

CBD COP15: Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction – Guterres

In his remarks at the UN Biodiversity Conference – COP15 – in Montreal, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, lamented that,...

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COP15: High stakes in Montreal as negotiators seek new global biodiversity framework

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) convened for its...

AfDB in record mobilisation of $8.9bn for Africa’s low-income countries

After a year of intense negotiations and a difficult...