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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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European Commission unveils plans to expand hydrogen power

Frans Timmermans

The European Commission wants a stronger focus on hydrogen power in its energy system and has launched a strategy to that effect, the EU’s executive body announced. Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice President The commission said it would support the installation of at least six gigawatts of renewable hydrogen electrolysers in the EU until 2024. With this, it wants ...

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EU commits to protect 30% of continent’s land, oceans by 2030

Ursula von der Leyen

The European Commission has released what looks like an ambitious commitment to safeguard the world’s natural places and habitats in an effort to protect people against disease outbreaks, economies from breakdowns, and the world from hunger and runaway climate change. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Central to the “EU biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives” is ...

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EU agrees reform on carbon trading scheme

Miguel-Arias-Canete

EU environment ministers on Tuesday, February 28 2017 reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020. Tuesday’s agreement comes after almost two years of discussions in the Council, led since the start of this year by the Maltese presidency, and serves as the basis for negotiations with the European Parliament. Welcoming ...

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