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On 24 March, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, and the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Antony J. Blinken met in Brussels to discuss ways to strengthen the EU-U.S. relationship and coordinate responses to priority foreign policy, security, and economic issues.

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Le 24 mars, le haut représentant de l'Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité et vice-président de la Commission européenne, Josep Borrell, et le secrétaire d'État des États-Unis d'Amérique, Antony J. Blinken, se sont réunis à Bruxelles pour discuter des moyens de renforcer les relations entre l'UE et les États-Unis et de coordonner les réponses à apporter aux questions prioritaires en matière de politique étrangère, de sécurité et d'économie.

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As this year’s theme for the International Day of Forests is “Restoration: Pathway for recovery and human well-being”, it is the occasion to reflect on the essential role that forests – as part of our fundamental ecosystem – play. In particular, after lessons learnt from the Covid pandemic it is clear that humanity should respect and protect nature. This year’s theme fits with the declaration by the United Nations of 2021-2030 as the decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Our livelihood and our mere existence depends on this.

Ambassadors of EU Member States today approved a mandate for the Council to start negotiations with the European Parliament in order to reach an agreement on the 8th Environmental Action Programme (EAP). The 8th EAP will serve as a guide for environmental and climate policymaking and implementation until 2030.

From deadly heatwaves and devastating droughts, to decimated forests and coastlines eroded by rising sea levels, climate change is already taking its toll in Europe and worldwide. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences. A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, sets out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

Today, the European Commission adopted a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences.

Regreening Kenya embarks on an ambitious journey to bring more than 150,000 hectares of degraded land under restoration

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From growing onions in the sand, beekeeping to preserve wildlife, building homes from plastic bottles, to solar parks and other initiatives to switch to green: such concrete actions, big or small, help to mitigate climate change. Yet there is a need for drastic action. Climate action is at the heart of the European Green Deal – from ambitiously cutting global emissions, to investing in research and innovation, to preserving the natural environment.

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