EU in Sierra Leone will celebrate Climate Diplomacy Weeks from 24 September to 6 October. This year's theme focusses on youth and their engagement in climate action in recognition of youth all over the world being increasingly vocal about climate change and asking governments, companies and all of us to take action.
A blue sky above the Belgian coast, blue EU and UN flags flying, and none other than the blue Smurfs in their homeland, a perfect setting for a gathering of around 2000 students on a mission to save the blue planet. This was just one of the first actions taking place in the margins of the #EUBeachCleanUp – a global campaign for climate, happening on or around 21 September, World Coastal Cleanup Day. This day also marks the International Day of Peace, and also happens to be the day when in New York the UN Youth Climate Summit brings together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers to showcase climate solutions and engage with global leaders on this defining issue of our time. Adolescents and youths from different walks of life…. together with international organisations and global partners… all with one goal: joining forces in this global fight… a peaceful fight… committed to combatting climate change!
The European Union has been represented in Papua New Guinea since 1977. The fight against climate change is one of the top priorities of the European Union, and it strongly supports a global and united approach for climate action that is reflected in its projects here in Papua New Guinea. In the framework of the second Climate Diplomacy Weeks to be held this year from 23 September to 06 October, the EU Delegation in PNG is organising a Bilum making & Film making competition for PNG youths in High School and University.
Organizado por la Unión Europea, con el apoyo del Ministerio de Producción, Comercio Exterior, Inversiones y Pesca, el Ministerio del Ambiente, Fundación ACRA, AME y la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, la actividad busca sentar la base para la definición de una agenda y una estrategia nacional sobre la Economía Circular.
We have one Earth… and we all share it. Many environmental challenges are global by nature, and can only be tackled through a comprehensive approach that works far beyond the borders of the EU, like the issue of climate change. As we mark World Environment Day, Climate Diplomacy Weeks are underway and several EU Delegations and partners around the world are actively doing their bit for the environment and to protect our planet.
Cities emit 70 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide, and by the year 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Although they represent a significant part of the climate crisis, cities also have the opportunity to be a critical part of the climate change solution. Many cities throughout the United States and Europe have been pioneering innovative technologies and new solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and becoming “smart cities.”