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Global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping rely heavily on improvements in energy efficiency and increased uptake of low-carbon technologies. Better energy efficiency means less fuel is used, and that means lower emissions.
16 February, Brussels – Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, today met Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, to discuss issues of common interest in the framework of the EU- Kyrgyz cooperation. Commissioner Mimica and Minister Abdyldaev welcomed the joint cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the European Union on the environmental remediation of uranium mining legacy sites, which nonetheless still pose a grave threat to the environment in Central Asia.
The project seeks to conserve biodiversity in Rwenzori Mountain
Matthias Kasighalire is Marketing Manager for Busongora Joint Farmers’ Association (BJFA), a coffee-growing, community-based organisation composed of farmers from communities neighbouring the Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Kasese District, Uganda. The farmers participated in the Sustainable Financing of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park project, learning about climate-smart agriculture and preservation of ecosystems.
Cleaning up the Environment in Central Asia
EU supports the Panj-Amu River Basin Programme, P-ARBP, since 2004. In June 2015 started a transition phase to reinforce afghan ownership. Five sub-basins are concerned namely: Upper Kunduz Sub basin, Lower Kunduz sub basin, Taloqan Sub basin, Upper Panj Sub basin and LowerPanj Sub basin. P-ARBP aims to contribute to better management and sustainable protection of water and land resources throughout the Panj-Amu River Basin through Integrated Participatory Water Management.It involves major activities such as:
Annual Action Programme 2015 in favour of The Kingdom of Tonga. The overall objective of the Action "Energy Sector Reform Contract II" is to improve social and economic developments and provide sustainable living conditions for all Tongans, contributing to an environmentally sustainable and low carbon-development path.
The four-year project aimed at poverty reduction, sustainable management and restoration of ecosystems in diverse dryland and rangeland areas in four countries: Botswana, Jordan, Mali and Sudan.
A project to secure land rights and enable sustainable community management of the land has increased rangeland vegetation, supporting the livelihood and income opportunities of herders and restoring ecosystem services in a fragile dryland region.
The four-year-project, funded by the European Union, aimed at poverty reduction, sustainable management and restoration of ecosystems in drylands and rangelands. It was implemented in four countries: Botswana (Kgalagadi District), Jordan (Zarqa River Basin), Mali (Mopti Region), and Sudan (Kassala and Gedaref States).    

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