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Covid-19 is a global crisis – but also an opportunity for new co-operation

Globalisation means that all countries are interlinked and interdependent. Covid-19 underlines this mutually assured dependence which, if it is ignored or neglected, assures mutual destruction for everyone. Respectful engagement and dialogue are more important than casting blame and resorting to ...

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Promote international co-operation in health': UK and China hint at opportunity for COP Summits

Boris Johnson and Xi Jinping agree to continued co-operation in face of coronavirus crisis and hint at plans for climate and biodiversity summits.

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st LD Writethru: China, Britain agree to support WHO's role in combating COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke over phone on Monday night and voiced support for the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The EU's outermost regions: strengthened partnership bears fruit

Today the European Commission adopted a report on progress made under the 2017 Strategic Partnership with the EU's outermost regions, which strengthened the cooperation between the EU outermost regions, the respective Member States and the European Commission.

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UNECE and FAO support Kazakhstan’s development of forest sector Master Plan

Forests are high on the political agenda of Kazakhstan. The country has been developing a strategic document for the country’s forest sector, in collaboration with the Joint UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section and international consultants, namely the draft of the “Master Plan for the Developm ...

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New partnership aims to help put a stop to illegal wildlife trade

The Illegal trade in wildlife is a massive, multibillion-dollar market driven by international criminal networks and exacerbated by a nexus of poverty and corruption. Wildlife trade is a crime that, when combined with other threats like habitat loss and climate change, can drive thousands of spe ...

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The EIB and UNEP strengthen their cooperation to enhance climate and environmental actions

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today agreed to deepen their cooperation to enhance climate and environmental actions.

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Sierra Leone: Liberia, Sierra Leone Sign Gola Transboundary Forest MOU

The Governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will commit the two countries to protecting the Gola Transboundary Forest Landscape. Foreign Minister Gbezhongar Findley signed on behalf of Liberia while Sam King Brima, Sierra Leone's Deputy Minist ...

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CITES Secretary-General delivers the Biodiversity Liaison Group’s statement at CMS COP13

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the members of the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions: the Heads of the Secretariats of the CBD, CITES, CMS, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the International P ...

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Cooperation models for transforming the agricultural sector

The path to reducing unacceptable hunger levels “lies in our ability to transform the agricultural sector”, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at a high-level panel here.

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Global airline group to launch carbon exchange platform to address climate change

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is teaming up with a company to develop a carbon exchange platform where airlines, and passengers, can purchase offsets aimed at reducing the impact of air travel on the environment.

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MOROCCO: Twinning with EU to improve environmental protection

Morocco is committed to working in partnership with the European Union in the context of environmental protection. A twinning agreement has therefore been signed between the two parties and aims, among other things, to bring Moroccan regulations on environmental protection into line with those o ...

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China must drive cooperation on climate change in this new decade

As the new decade begins, burning signs of climate change make efforts to tackle the crisis more urgent than ever. Fires in Australia are still ablaze, continuing a series of climate-related disasters last year, including fires in the Amazon and California and record-breaking summer heat waves

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Italian wine and truffles to be at Dubai Expo 2020

An agreement has been signed to promote Italian wine and truffles ahead of the Dubai Expo 2020.Signatories were the Italian truffle academy AIT and the Italian sommeliers' association AIS, in the presence of Foreign Undersecretary Manlio Di Stefano and the head of the Cia-Agricoltori Italiani fa ...

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Jamaica and Japan strengthen cooperation through coffee

The Jamaican and Japanese governments are consolidating today their economic cooperation through coffee, a product that has arrived from the Caribbean to the Far East since the 1960s.

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Peacocke not just housing, it’s an environmental game-changer - Hamilton Council

Hamilton City Council’s work to enable a new neighbourhood in the city’s south is not only literally breaking ground, it’s a ground-breaking example of how well-managed growth can enhance and protect nature. The city’s $290M partnership with government to open Peacocke for new housing is Hamilto ...

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Chinese premier calls for enhanced cooperation with Micronesia on climate change, fisheries

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Friday met with President of the Federated States of Micronesia David W. Panuelo, calling on both sides to enhance cooperation on climate change and marine fisheries.

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New UNDP–Sweden partnership to strengthen country action on environment and climate change

Sweden and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have entered a US$40 million partnership over four years to strengthen work on environment and climate change as part of broader efforts to eradicate poverty and accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Bhutan, India and Nepal to strengthen trans-border conservation

Beginning next year, a large-scale transborder conservation of biodiversity will be strengthened through community involvement in the Manas and Kangchenjunga landscapes within Bhutan, India, and Nepal.

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Emmanuel Macron ends China visit with slew of trade deals and green pact

French president Emmanuel Macron scored points for France, Europe and the global environment at the end of his state visit to China, while having a dig at Donald Trump and stealing the thunder of the European commissioner he brought with him.

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Full text: Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change

China and France issued Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change on Wednesday. Please see the attachment for the document.

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Convention on Biological Diversity adopts indicator to track conservation of useful plants

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership officially adopted in July a new indicator to track progress on the conservation of thousands of economically and culturally important plants.

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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to partner with AFR100 Initiative

Amid preparations for the landmark U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has become the latest partner in the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100).

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Africa: New Consortium to Reduce Environmental Footprint of Rice Production

A new global consortium, the Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative, will bring together expertise from international organizations, research institutions and business groups with significant market influence to tackle the enormous environmental footprint of rice production, members of the partn ...

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Macron and Xi urge 'global push' to halt biodiversity loss

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Tuesday issued an unprecedented call for a "global push" to halt biodiversity loss, which threatens species and habitats across the planet. In a joint statement following trade talks between EU leaders and the Chinese preside ...

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