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Save the date: DEVCO Environment and Climate Week 2020

The next EU staff seminar to support the transition to sustainability will take place from 17 to 21 February 2020 in Brussels.

The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement call for a fundamental rethinking of development models. EU cooperation has an essential role to play to promote climate-resilient and low carbon development, the transition to inclusive green and circular economies, the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and natural resources and the preservation of global commons.

The European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) is organising DEVCO Environment and Climate Week 2020 to bring together colleagues from EU Delegations, headquarters and specialised organisations to discuss the latest environmental and policy developments and to explore how to strengthen the environmental and climate dimension of EU cooperation. In the course of thematic sessions featuring high-level speakers, training sessions and networking events, participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their capacity to promote environmental sustainability and climate resilience through policy dialogue, programming and investments.

>> Thematic sessions (to be confirmed): Environment, climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity, wildlife and ecosystems, water, disaster risk reduction, forests, sustainable land management, green and circular economy, pollution, urban development and mainstreaming.

>> 2021-2027 programming: In the context of the proposals put forward by the European Commission for the new Multiannual Financial Framework and the implementation of the External Investment Plan, DEVCO Environment and Climate Week will explore entry points for the integration of environment and climate change in country-level and regional programming and investments.

EU staff working in Delegations are invited to register directly via EU Learn.