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Climate change is a defining challenge of our generation and the European Union (EU) has been at the forefront of negotiating a multilateral framework to respond to this global challenge. In 2015, the EU diplomacy played a leading role in brokering the historic and global Paris Climate Agreement. 195 countries agreed on a simple goal: to hand over to future generations a healthier planet and more prosperous, modern and fair societies.
Join us for Washington, D.C.'s International Coastal Cleanup on Kingman Island on September 21, 2019! As part of the global #EUBeachCleanup campaign to combat marine litter, we are partnering with Ocean Conservancy to help clean up the Anacostia River. Let's beat plastic pollution and preserve our ocean! The cleanup will take place from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Family and friends are welcome.
This year's International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. Around 5,000 of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world are indigenous, and one of them dies every two weeks. The EU invests €500 million every year on education programmes to revitalize these ancient communication tools in 60 countries across the world.