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Each EU mission works in the framework of a comprehensive approach. The mission works in agreement and coordination with the EU Delegations in the same area and in the framework of EU regional policies.
The EU Delegation joined with EU Country Embassies to do a beach clean-up at Petone Beach to mark International Coastal Clean-Up Day.
This event is part of the "Climate Diplomacy Week", an initiative launched and coordinated by European Union Delegations taking place worldwide from the 24th to the 29th of September 2018. Locally, the Embassy of France has organised a lecture to hear the latest climate research from Prof James Renwick, world-leading climate change expert, and from Pierre Foucaud, Marine Consultant at MetService. It will take place on 26 September from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Victoria University of Wellington.
Fáilte – Weclome – Haere Mae - On 27 August, EU Ambassador Bernard Savage and the Ambassador of Ireland Peter Ryan signed a Memorandum of Understanding of Collocation, to enable the Embassy of Ireland office to take up office space within the EU Delegation on a temporary basis. Ambassador Ryan presented his credentials to H.E. the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General of New Zealand, at Government House on 29 August. For the ceremony he was wearing a Maori Korowai handmade by Lillian Hammond Ferris of the Ngati Kahungunu.
The Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) is a cultural event dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain. This year there are 11 participating nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Uruguay. It aims to bring together Latin America, Spain and other New Zealand communities through the big screen.
A Zero Carbon Act and Climate Commission are on the horizon which take New Zealand on a path of profound change.
The 2018 Climate Change & Business Conference will explore the implications of a Zero Carbon Bill, and other drivers making sustainable business the only option for the future.