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26 January 2021, New York – European Union Intervention by Ambassador Olof Skoog, Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, at the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund Replenishment Conference

26 January 2021, New York – Statement by H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open VTC on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

From growing onions in the sand, beekeeping to preserve wildlife, building homes from plastic bottles, to solar parks and other initiatives to switch to green: such concrete actions, big or small, help to mitigate climate change. Yet there is a need for drastic action. Climate action is at the heart of the European Green Deal – from ambitiously cutting global emissions, to investing in research and innovation, to preserving the natural environment.

The Council today adopted conclusions on ʻClimate and Energy Diplomacy - Delivering on the external dimension of the European Green Dealʼ. In its conclusions the Council recognises that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. It notes that global climate action still falls short of what is required to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

22 January 2021, New York – Intervention by the European Union at the the United Nations Security Council high-level Arria-formula meeting on Media Freedom in Belarus

21 January 2021, New York – European Union Statement by H.E. Mr. Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to the UN, at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Informal Plenary meeting: Briefing by the President of the General Assembly on his priorities

12 January 2021, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States at the UN Security Council Ministerial Meeting 20th Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1373 (2020) and the establishment of the Counter Terrorism Committee: trends, challenges and opportunities

A One Planet Summit on Biodiversity was held in Paris on 11 January 2021, under the leadership of President Macron, gathering an impressive number of political leaders and CEOs, pledging to reverse the destruction of nature.

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