Climate change, disaster risk reduction and desertification

Climate change, disaster risk reduction and desertification

This EU contribution will help Ethiopia "grow greener" by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said "Environmental sustainability and climate action are critical to achieving Ethiopia’s ambitious growth and development objectives. The EU’s €36 million contribution will help two key sectors – forestry and industry – to become more sustainable and mitigate the consequences of climate change".
The European Union funded Intra-ACP GCCA+ Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) aims to ensure better regional and national adaptation and mitigation responses to climate change challenges faced by Pacific ACP countries. Implemented jointly by the Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the Pacific Community and the University of the South Pacific, PACRES will scale-up adaptation pilots in the five Pacific ACP countries inlcuding Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu.
The aim is to reduce emissions and increase people’s adaptation capacities, contributing to a greener, low-carbon, climate-resilient, equitable, sustainable and knowledge-based society.
The eco-village approach that is used in Igunga district is a holistic approach. It integrates interventions in a range of sectors (water, energy, agriculture and livestock, gender, HIV/Aids) in order to sustainably improve climate change resilience and reduce poverty. The project is community driven: farmers and local authority staff are trained on a range of different climate change adaptation strategies, of which they can choose and implement the most appropriate ones. Learning and dissemination of lessons learned is an important aspect of this project.
The Commission’s Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi, arrives in Cuba today to co-chair the first EU-Cuba Sustainable Development Dialogue. The dialogue will take stock of the progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in Cuba and the EU.
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Pacific Islands and Australia. The aim of the visit is to reconfirm the EU's commitment to the region and to strengthen dialogue, as well as to launch substantial development cooperation. He will meet with, amongst others, Fiji's Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Ms. Premila Kumar, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Ms. Premila Kumar and the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Hon. 
The overall objective is to increase vulnerable Tanzanian communities' capacity to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and contribute to poverty reduction in rural areas. The project intends to enhance environmental sustainability (including energy efficiency) and food security by strengthening management of natural resources at local level, contributing to gender equality and good governance.
To increase the capacity of vulnerable Malawian communities to adapt to adverse effects of climate change and contribute to poverty reduction in rural areas
The aim is to reduce emissions and increase people’s adaptation capacities, contributing to a greener, low-carbon, climate-resilient, equitable, sustainable and knowledge-based society.
The aim is to reduce emissions and increase people’s adaptation capacities, contributing to a greener, low carbon, climate-resilient, equitable, sustainable and knowledge-based society.

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