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Youth climate activists want EU leaders to withdraw Common Agricultural Policy

European Parliament

One hundred youth climate activists have written a letter to EU leaders demanding that they withdraw the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) voted on by the Parliament on Friday, October 30, 2020. The European Parliament The letter was released online on Sunday, November 1 and has now been signed by over 50,000 people. It has also been sent to the European Commission and ...

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ICEED powers 12 North East hospitals with solar

ICEED Solar Power

The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), an energy and environment solution organisation, while implementing the EU’s funded “Support for Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State”, has completed the installation of solar power systems in 12 hospitals in the state. Installation of solar panels by technicians Speaking after the completion of installation at the last beneficiary hospital, ...

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EU leaders meet for summit dominated by Brexit, climate targets

Ursula von der Leyen

EU leaders will descend on Brussels for a two-day summit starting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 to discuss the status of fraught post-Brexit negotiations with Britain, the second wave of coronavirus infections hitting the union and the contentious climate targets. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen No major breakthrough or shift in position is expected on any of these ...

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EU may renovate 35m buildings by 2030 to hit climate goals

Kadri Simson

The European Commission wants to ramp up the rate of renovations of buildings that are inefficient in terms of energy use in the EU in the next decade to speed up the transition to climate neutrality. EU Energy Commissioner, Kadri Simson EU Energy Commissioner, Kadri Simson, said this while presenting the plan on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. ...

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EU chief announces 55% emissions reduction target for 2030

Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, announced plans on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 to target a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as part of a broader European Green Deal programme aimed at reaching “climate neutrality” by mid-century. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen “For us, the 2030 target is ambitious, it’s achievable and it is ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa to benefit €5bn from EU green plan

Ursula von der Leyen

Sub-Saharan Africa will  benefit €5 billion from EU Green Economy Recovery Plan, an EU official has said. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Mr Leonard Mizzi, the Head of Unit, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission, made this known at the ongoing 2020 virtual summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) hosted by Rwanda. ...

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EU in advanced talks with biotech firm for 225m COVID-19 vaccine doses

Ursula von der Leyen

The European Commission and German biotech firm, CureVac, on Thursday, August 20, 2020 said they had concluded a first round of talks for the supply of no less than 225 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine to EU member states. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission The EU’s executive arm is also in talks with Johnson ...

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EU agrees to buy 300m doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

Ursula von der Leyen

The EU has reached an agreement with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to buy 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine if it becomes available, the European Commission said on Friday, August 14, 2020. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission The European Commission plans to buy the doses on behalf of the 27 EU countries should the vaccine be found ...

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European Commission authorises new treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis

Dr. Mel Spigelman

Pretomanid, a novel compound developed by the non-profit organisation, TB Alliance, has been granted a conditional marketing authorisation by the European Commission (EC) for treating highly drug-resistant forms of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Dr. Mel Spigelman, President and C.E.O., TB Alliance The new drug was authorised as part of a three-drug, six month, all-oral regimen for the treatment of adults with ...

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Activists, scientists call on global leaders to tackle climate crisis

GHG emission

A group of activists, scientists and influencers have called on the European Commission and global leaders to tackle the climate change crisis with all the required attention. Greenhouse gas increases are leading to a faster rate of global warming. Photo credit: earthtimes.org Under a crusade tagged “Face The Climate Emergency”, the campaigners on Thursday, July 16, 2020 delivered a letter ...

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