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The 9th edition of the World Forum for Democracy will take the form of a year-long campaign to answer the question “Can Democracy Save the Environment?”. The “12 Months, 1 Question” campaign will allow participants, including political decision-makers and activists, to tackle various aspects of climate change and to debate innovative solutions to collectively respond to the urgency of our environmental crisis.

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At 10 November 2020 Western Balkans Sofia Summit, leaders from the region agreed to strengthen cooperation in order to develop a common regional market and to implement a green and digital transition. The EU endorses and supports these commitments, which will be instrumental to boosting socio-economic development and accelerating the region’s path towards the European Union.

Contributions from the EU and its member states to support developing countries in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and coping with the impacts of climate change continued to rise in 2019, confirming a steady upward trend since 2013.

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The Council endorses the objectives of the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 and the nature protection and restoration targets contained therein, which aim at setting biodiversity on the path to recovery.

What does climate neutrality mean and how will the EU achieve this goal while promoting the wellbeing of its citizens? Here are five facts you need to know about the EU’s climate ambitions.

President von der Leyen Congratulates the organisers of the 2020 European Green Week for a very successful edition. "You have built a fantastic program. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved. It makes the closing of this year's Green Week the opening of a new chapter."

The EU and Brazil held their 8th EU-Brazil High Level Political Dialogue on the Environment Dimension of Sustainable Development on 16 October 2020 (virtual meeting).

The European Council assessed the current epidemiological situation, which is unprecedented and gives rise to very serious concern.

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