ec.europa: European Consensus on Development

 

 

The European Consensus on Development is a shared vision and framework for action for development cooperation for the European Union (EU) and its Member States. It is a blueprint which aligns the Union's development policy with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

 

This new, ambitious collective European development policy addresses in an integrated manner the main focus points of the 2030 Agenda: people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. The new Consensus contributes to the objectives and principles of EU external action as laid down in the Lisbon Treaty, and supports the Global Strategy on the EU's Foreign and Security Policy presented in June 2016 by the High Representative. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a cross-cutting dimension for the implementation of the EU's Global Strategy.

 

 

Poverty eradication remains the primary objective of development policy under the new Consensus.

 

 

At the same time, it integrates the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. It also underlines the links between development and other policies, including peace and security, humanitarian aid, migration, the environment and climate change.

 

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unfccc.int: UN Climate Chief Calls on Oil Producers to Undertake Rapid, Ambitious Energy Transition

UN Climate Change News, 20 June 2018 - UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa today called on oil producing countries to make the challenging but necessary transition to renewable energy in order to enable a low-carbon future and prevent the worst ravages of climate change, which include ever more severe and frequent droughts, flooding and storms caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

 

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unccd.int: The Great Green Wall Initiative

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unfccc.int: Climate Change is Driving Debt for Developing Countries

UN Climate Change News, 3 July 2018 - Increased risk from vulnerability to climate change is increasing the cost of capital and is projected to cause an additional USD 168 billion of debt payments over the next ten years among the most climate change vulnerable countries, according to new research commissioned by the UN.

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Unccd: Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality

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unfccc.int-Political Leaders Urge More Climate Action and Strong Outcome in Katowice

UN Climate Change News, 27 June 2018 — Political leaders from all regions are multiplying their public calls for nations to step up immediate climate action and to conclude robust guidelines to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the next UN climate talks in Poland in December.

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1st International scientific conference: “African forest-related policies and politics” (AFORPOLIS 1) 24 – 27 September 2018 in Yaoundé (MontFébé hotel) , Cameroon

Proposals for oral presentations, sessions and posters should explicitly refer to at least one of the ten following selected conference sub-themes: 1) Nature conservation policies; 2) Forest and climate change; 3) Political economy of deforestation; 4) Forestlands and agricultural commodities; 5) Biodiversity and market-based instruments; 6) Transnational and decentralised forest governance; 7) Development, social equity and sustainability; 8) Forest concessions; 9) Ecotourism and forest recreation; 10) livelihoods and Non-timber forest products.

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