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Voices & Views

April 29 2016 by Coordination Team
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Africa’s wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate, encroached on by a human population set to double by 2050. The latest European Commission report on conserving the continent’s biodiversity is entitled ‘Larger than Elephants’, reflecting that the species and landscapes at risk go far beyond Africa’s iconic mammal. The impact of species loss and environmental degradation will in turn be much ‘larger than wildlife’: it will affect local livelihoods, climate change, migration, peace and security.
Article relevant to the topics: Environment & Climate Change
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April 22 2016 by Coordination Team
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Following the April 2013 disaster at a garment factory in Bangladesh, the European Commission is promoting health and safety in the global industry, as well as sustainable production, consumption and decent work.
Article relevant to the topics: Private Sector, Trade & Regional Integration
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April 15 2016 by Coordination Team
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Created in 1947 from the partition of the Indian sub-continent, Muslim-majority Pakistan has been marked by regional conflicts and political upheaval. Jean-François Cautain, EU Ambassador to Pakistan, shares his experience working in the country and outlines the EU’s priorities, including education, rural development and governance.
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April 8 2016 by Coordination Team
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16-year-old Astghik is an old hand at civic engagement. For the past four years she has been working with fellow citizens and World Vision Armenia to improve local services in Yerevan, with tangible results. Can examples like hers be scaled up across countries, and give citizens everywhere an active role in making sure the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved?
Article relevant to the topics: Civil Society
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April 1 2016 by Coordination Team
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One of the many casualties of crises is education. Natural disasters, wars and protracted conflict are disrupting children’s access to schools and contributing to higher drop-out and lower completion rates. Schools can also be destroyed or taken over by military groups, and prolonged conflicts can leave them without trained teachers, resources or funding. In 2015, 80 million children and young people’s education was affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises. 
Article relevant to the topics: Education, Fragility & Crisis Situations
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Groups

The group aims to create connections and enhance cooperation and practice-sharing among people working on gender or interested in this issue.
This group belongs to the topics: Gender
Working Group of DG ECHO dealing with gender and age issues.

Projects

Greenhouse gas emissions from maritime shipping industry are expected to increase globally. Developing countries, which play a significant role in international shipping, often lack the means to improve energy efficiency in their shipping sectors. The European Commission has...
This project belongs to the topics: Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Transport
This project belongs to the topics: Environment & Climate Change