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A Green 5+1, regional water issues in Central Asia and previewing next year’s Astana International Forum

Kazakhstan’s Astana International Forum (AIF) has been postponed to 2025, as Astana is diverting financial resources to assist the relief efforts after massive flooding hit several regions....

Uzbekistan to mobilize investment in environmental protection, sustainable development

NE Global sat down for an interview, in the Uzbek capital, during the 3rd Tashkent International Investment Forum (TIIF) with Aziz Abdukhakimov, Uzbekistan's Minister of Ecology,...

G7 Italy 2024 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Addressing Global Challenges, Fostering Partnerships

The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the...

COP 29: Azerbaijan takes the spotlight

The next global climate conference, COP 29, will occur in November in Baku, Azerbaijan. The gathering is essential to continue discussing and developing strategies...

Pro-nuclear leaders push atomic energy to cut CO2 emissions, boost security of supply

A global push to expand nuclear power continued recently as world leaders from more than 30 countries and the European Union met at the...

Kazakhstan leads regional cooperation to save the Aral Sea

In 2024, Kazakhstan will play a prominent role in international affairs, hosting several representative summits and forums, as well as taking the helm of...

EU law banning greenwashing to empower consumers for the green transition

Companies can no longer market their goods using unfounded claims about their environmental impact and durability, Croatian MEP Bijana Borzan told NE Global in...

COP28 focuses on Central Asia’s sustainable future

At COP28, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Kazakhstan organized a Green Projects Pitching Event to spotlight innovative and sustainable initiatives across Central...

Spare a thought for the environment this Christmas

In the run up to the festive season many people will be travelling by plane to visit family and friends. Spending time with loved...

The EU Green Deal is a barrier to trade and global partnerships

There is an English saying that if you can’t see the wood for the trees, then you should step back and then you will...

UN General Assembly 2023: More progress urgently needed on Sustainable Development Goals

The 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) kicked off in New York as planned on September 18, with global attention focused on the so-called...

The ecological collapse we were warned about has begun

In 2023, different climatic anomalies have been recorded that set new historical records in the tragic progression of climate change at the global level. Thus,...

The struggle for environmental justice in Africa

The struggle for environmental justice in Africa is complex and broad. It is the continuation of the fight for the liberation of the continent...

Climate change in Africa real economic, security threat

Climate change, which appears to be advancing around the world, affecting not just physical infrastructure but economies and livelihoods, is also an increasing security...

UN says ozone layer recovery is on track

UN experts said the ozone layer is on track to recover within four decades, with the global phaseout of ozone-depleting chemicals already benefitting efforts to mitigate climate change.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights fossil fuel dependencies

Every part of the part of Paris Agreement must be followed properly, the Czech Republic’s Deputy Environment Minister Jan Dusik said in comments to NE Global.

New climate finance tools emerging around COP27

To catalyze private capital to accelerate the clean energy transition in developing countries, the US' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, The Rockefeller...

Lula squeaks out a victory in Brazilian runoff

Lula championed himself as a defender of freedom and framed the election as a choice between “democracy and fascism'.

Full speed ahead speed towards digital & green transition in Lisbon

Transport plays a key role in reaching a global carbon-neutral economy, with climate change progressing faster than expected and countries struggling to meet the...

UN meeting searches for water & sustainability solutions

Ahead of the UN 2023 Water Conference scheduled for March 2023, scientists, representatives of the private sector and civil society discussed on October 22...

EU Destination Earth initiative to help tackle climate change, protect nature

The European Union launched on March 30 together with partnering organisations the Destination Earth initiative to help tackling climate change.Supported with an initial €150...

MEPs want more environmental and social ambition for batteries

The European Parliament is ready to negotiate with EU governments on the final shape of the new rules governing the entire battery product life...

EU Council adopts conclusions on civil protection work in view of climate change

The European Council on March 3  adopted conclusions calling for the adaptation of civil protection to extreme weather events resulting from climate change.Such events...

EU advances sustainable transport, energy and climate connectivity in Western Balkans

The European Commission unveiled on February 25 a substantial €3.2 billion investment package to support 21 transport, digital, climate and energy connectivity projects in...

EU Parliament approves greener road charging rules to cut C02 emissions

Under the new rules adopted by the European Parliament on February 17, road charges for trucks will move from time-based to distance-based charging, making...

EU invests over €110 million in environment and climate protection in 11 member states

The European Commission announced on February 17 an investment of over €110 million into LIFE program integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected...

EU takes action to protect European biodiversity

The European Commission said on February 9 it is taking legal steps against 15 Member States in order to step up the prevention and...

MEPs want tougher EU rules for design and disposal of battery production

Members of the European Parliament said on February 11 new measures for batteries are crucial for the transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy...

EU taxonomy: No greenwashing of environment damaging activities

The introduction of the taxonomy is a great success for us Greens, future-oriented companies and civil society forces working on it for years. But...

Austrian scheme to support electricity production from renewables gets EU nod

An Austrian aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources complies with EU State aid rules, the EU’s antitrust chief said on December...

Commission proposes to strengthen the protection of the environment through criminal law

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new EU Directive to crack down on environmental crime, fulfilling a key commitment of the...

MEPs reach deal with Council on EU-backed energy projects

The updated rules to select which energy projects will receive EU support were informally agreed between Members of the European Parliament and the Slovenian...

New EU framework to decarbonize gas markets, promote hydrogen, cut methane emissions

The European Commission adopted on December 15 a set of legislative proposals to decarbonise the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable...

With mirror clauses, Brussels can keep its environmental promises

When the EU proposed its anti-deforestation law in November, Brussels lawmakers were expecting pushback from a number of key trading partners. Expectedly, Brazil hit...

Commission presents tools to curb EU-driven deforestation and forest degradation

In the framework of the European Green Deal, the EU Commission adopted on November 17 three new initiatives to curb EU-driven deforestation, as well...

EU, South East Asia launch Green Team Europe Initiative to protect the environment

During the 3rd ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development, European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen launched on November 18 a Green Team Europe...

At COP26, EU pledges €100 million to the Adaptation Fund

At COP26 in Glasgow, the European Commission has announced a new pledge of €100 million in finance for the Adaptation Fund.“We have to scale...

EU, UNEP launch International Methane Emissions Observatory

At the G20 Summit, on the eve of the COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with support from the...

EU Commission calls for sufficient commitments to really cut emissions this decade

Ahead of the G20 Summit in Rome this weekend and then back-to-back COP26, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on October 28...

MEPs call for binding methane emissions target

In a report on the EU Strategy to reduce methane emissions, Members of the European Parliament called on September 28 for binding reduction targets...

EU seeks solution for soaring electricity prices

As electricity prices increase across the EU, the bloc’s energy and transport ministers met in Slovenia this week to discuss measures to help lower...

Time is not on our side: EUMed 9 leaders discuss climate crisis

ATHENS - Meeting at Greece's capital on September 17, the EUMed 9 summit leaders signed on September 17 the Athens Declaration on climate change...

EU and US can close the climate finance gap together, says von der Leyen

While every country has a responsibility, major economies do have a special duty to the least developed and most vulnerable countries to tackle climate...

Air pollution from Balkan coal plants kills around 19,000 people, study finds

Around 19,000 people are estimated to have died over the past three years as a result of air pollution from Western Balkan coal-fired power...

Simpler EU energy labels for light sources are applicable in all shops

The European Commission said that in order to help EU consumers cut their energy bills and carbon footprint, a brand new version of the...

As UN issues stark climate warning, wildfires spread across Med region

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a stark warning, noting that Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. The report,...

EU to register ‘ReturnthePlastics’ initiative on plastic bottle recycling

The European Commission said on August 13 it decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled ‘ReturnthePlastics: A Citizen's Initiative to implement an EU-wide...

EU backs financing for greener homes and businesses in North Macedonia

In order to boost investments in high-performance green technologies, materials and solutions in privately owned residential dwellings and buildings in North Macedonia, the European...

Lithuania to renovate private residential buildings and cut emissions with EU help

In an effort to improve the energy use in Lithuania, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on August 4 the Bank...

EU plans climate-proof future infrastructure projects

The European Commission published on July 29 new technical guidance that will help mainstream climate considerations in future investment and development of infrastructure projects...

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