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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 outstanding example of delivery," Commissioner for Climate Action and energy, Miguel Arias Cañete stated. The UN Climate Summit, taking place in New York on 23 September, also kicks off the second session of the 2019 Climate Diplomacy Weeks, during which the EU Delegations around the world are fully engaged in a number of pro-climate activities.
NUR-SULTAN – More than 20 Kazakh national experts, representatives of ministries and industries were trained and learned from the EU experience on air quality management as part of the EU’s tailor-made support to Central Asia (CA) on environmental project preparation. The training is organized by the EU-funded project WECOOP in cooperation with International Green Technologies and Investments Centre (IGTIC) and aims to assist Kazakhstan in improving its air quality monitoring and management capabilities.
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 Federica Mogherini, the EU set out an International Ocean Governance agenda, for the future of our oceans, proposing 50 actions for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans in Europe and around the world.
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 and several EU Delegations and partners around the world are actively doing their bit for the environment and to protect our planet.