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Covid-19 and SDG7: Supporting clean energy companies in navigating the crisis

Access to clean, reliable and affordable energy is an enabler for sustainable socio-economic development. In a post-COVID-19 world, this is all the more important. Yet the sector’s progress towards energy for all could be endangered by the effects of the pandemic. The European programme GET.invest supports clean energy companies in the African and Caribbean region to navigate the crisis.

Clean hands drive EU WASH support during pandemic

The EU is supporting partner countries in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Top priorities to be addressed include access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in healthcare facilities and public spaces.

"Towards a pollution-free planet"

As highlighted in the article on pollution and health, pollution has hit the attention of the public opinion and now governments are asked to proactively address this threat. But this is a global issue, which requires a global common response involving everyone, including the public and, very importantly, the private sector, as well as citizens.

Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference

The Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure. Infrastructure includes water supply and sanitation, flood protection, roads and transport, and energy and telecommunications. Infrastructure has major implications at the household level (health, education and social mobility), the business level (productivity, industrial development), and the global level (climate change, energy, forests, biodiversity and pollution). Ensuring affordable and reliable access to infrastructure remains a major challenge in developing countries, but one that is further complicated by both a changing climate and changing climate policies.


The DEVCO Environment Week took place from 6-10 February 2017. Two back-to-back seminars were organised: from 6-8 February, ‘DEVCO Thematic Seminar on Environment - Implementing the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’; and from 9-10 February, ‘Conservation, development and security’ (co-organised with DG ENV and EEAS).