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Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the 7th EU-South Africa summit

South Africa, like all our international partners, is concerned by Brexit

First of all, let me thank President Ramaphosa for being here today, for our good summit and for your commitment, dear President, to the EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership. Our talks today demonstrate that, from climate change and migration to trade and security, we can develop an even stronger partnership between…

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Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa summit

The summit also served to reaffirm the commitment of both EU and South African leaders to effective multilateralism and the rules-based international order

Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, met in Brussels today for the 7th Summit between the European Union (EU) and South Africa, and noting that the last Summit took…

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Greenpeace Africa Celebrates A Decade Of Environmental Activism

Partnering with artists, volunteers and other civil society organisations, the environmental watchdog is organising an open day to spark an environmental revolution

This November, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/) celebrates 10 years of environmental activism on the African continent. Partnering with artists, volunteers and other civil society organisations, the environmental watchdog is organising an open day to spark an environmental revolution. As part of commemorative activities in South Africa and Senegal, artwork will be…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveils guiding principles

Its Steering Committee, which provides overall direction and guidance, is constituted to ensure representation by key institutions within the African financial sector

The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum (www.AfricaInvestmentForum.com). Launched in June 2018, AFAC aims to increase financial sector participation in climate action, in order to raise the share of investments that support low-carbon and climate-resilient development in Africa. Its…

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Update on the UN Biodiversity Conference (17– 29 November 2018, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt)

In collaboration with the Government of Egypt, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold its 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14)

Media accreditation remains open; Press conferences available for booking; Live and on demand webcasting of conference available; Online press kit available; Sign up for conference mailing list In collaboration with the Government of Egypt, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold its 14th meeting of the Conference of the…

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Republic of Congo Greenwashing Efforts Exposed at Africa Oil Week

The Republic of Congo's Environment Minister was applauded only a week ago by the FAO and UN Environment at the launch of a new International Tropical Peatland Center in Jakarta

Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org) blew the whistle today on the Republic of Congo's most recent greenwashing campaign by exposing its plans to tender three oil blocks in the heart of newly-discovered peatlands that Environment Minister Arlette Soudan-Nonault has vowed to protect. Four peatland oil blocks are already under allocation, awaiting development. Tendering…

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The Government of Kenya, AstraZeneca and the United Nations call for intensification of efforts in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Successful public-private partnerships, such as the Healthy Heart Africa programme, help governments to provide sustainable, affordable and high-quality healthcare for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Today, on the four-year anniversary of the launch of the Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) programme, the Ministry of Health, AstraZeneca and the United Nations Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) convened a high-level discussion on the need for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to integrate NCD prevention and control more effectively in…

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agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2018: The 5th edition on 20 to 22 November for the first time in Abidjan

80+ exhibitors from 18 countries and a high-profile conference programme

80+ exhibitors from 18 countries and a high-profile conference programme; HortiFresh Fruit and Vegetable Programme for Côte d'Ivoire to be launched officially at agrofood WA 2018; Bosch: Seminar on dry food processing and packaging; VDMA: Symposium on plastic packaging and recycling The 5th edition of the International Exhibition agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa…

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African Development Bank rolls out programme to boost climate risk financing and insurance for African countries

The programme’s initial phase is expected to run from 2019 to 2023

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing (ADRiFi) Programme, the institution’s first climate risk management programme to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries. The comprehensive programme, open to regional member countries, will enhance their ability to evaluate climate-related risks and…

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Running without charging: Hanergy Offers New Solar-powered Express Delivery Cars to China’s Top Delivery Companies

The company is steadfast to make express delivery companies more efficient and environment friendly

The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Mobile Energy Holdings Group (www.Hanergy.com), today (Oct.25) announced that its subsidiary, Hanergy Glory Solar Technology has successfully delivered the latest solar powered electric express delivery cars (Solar Runner #1) to China’s top delivery companies, STO Express and ZJS Express on October 9, on…