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Biodiversity is the root of all life, both on land and below water. It has an impact on human health, providing the air that we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, natural disease resistance, medicines, as well as climate change mitigation. The emergence of COVID-19 has proved that when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the system that supports human life. Nature is sending us a message. Aptly, this year’s theme for World Environment Day is biodiversity – a concern that is both urgent and existential. Protecting nature and reversing degradation to ecosystems is at the heart of the EU Green Deal and is the rationale for the new EU biodiversity strategy for 2030.

World Environment Day is on 5 June and calls for collective, worldwide environmental action. This year’s theme is “Time for Nature”, it’s about learning, sharing and acting #ForNature.

Los últimos acontecimientos han agudizado aún más la prolongada crisis institucional y política en Venezuela y han estrechado el espacio democrático y constitucional en el país.

Unies dans la solidarité envers le peuple et le gouvernement comorien, la France et l’Union Européenne démontrent une nouvelle fois leur engagement dans la lutte contre la propagation de l’épidémie de Covid-19 dans le pays.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the pledge at the Global Vaccine Summit organised by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and hosted by the UK government. This money will help immunise 300 million children around the world and finance vaccine stockpiles to shield against outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Today, the European Commission is announcing a pledge of €300 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, for the period 2021–2025. It will help immunise 300 million children around the world and finance vaccine stockpiles to shield against outbreaks of infectious diseases.

A Request for Proposals on renewable energy projects, mainly in rural areas, has been launched by AECID and COFIDES under the Investment window of the Guarantee Fund of the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD).

Deadline 25 June, 2020.

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