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
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/09/2019
In the countdown to the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations, the EU reaffirms its commitment to accelerated climate ambition. "The European Union has a powerful story to tell at the UN Climate Summit later this month. We are a global climate leader and our climate action is an
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 11/09/2019
Every year we celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. In return we owe it to the ocean to take action to protect it as best we can. The EU plays an important part in ocean activism. Three years ago, together with the High Representative
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 08/06/2019
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
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 05/06/2019
What do the European Union and the Smurfs have in common? Both identify with the colour blue, and both care deeply about the health of our blue planet. And now they are shaking hands to clean up beaches across the world and encourage people to protect our ocean!
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 17/04/2019
In late November, the European Union Delegation to Iceland planted the first of 600 birch trees that it will plant at the Friendship Forest, near Thingvellir, 40 minutes outside Reykjavik, the site of the first Icelandic parliament more than a thousand years ago.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 20/12/2018
A #RaceToTheTop to #BeatPlasticPollution event co-hosted by the EU and the UN Environment Programme, took place on Tuesday, 25 September, during the UN General Assembly, encouraging governments around the world to follow the EU's lead and tackle this cross-border challenge. The EU is at the
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 26/09/2018