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Euro-Parliament awards 2020 Sakharov Prize to Belarus opposition

The European Parliament awarded its Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Thursday to the democratic opposition in Belarus – which has been in a political…

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From the field: Women guardians of the environment

Women from around the world are being given a more prominent role in the fight against climate change, thanks to the efforts of the UN…

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UN urges people to #PledgetoPause before sharing information online

António Guterres will on Wednesday launch the #PledgetoPause campaign as part of wider efforts to create what the UN hopes will be “a new social…

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Public and private sector join forces to tackle waste crime

The UK’s Waste Compliance Taskforce (WACT) will be officially launched this week, forging what is aimed at being ‘a new way of working’ to tackle…

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Arctic Ocean Sediments Reveal Permafrost Thawing During Past Climate Warming

A multidisciplinary team from Stockholm University has found evidence of past permafrost thawing during climate warming events at the end of the last ice age….

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Stand in solidarity with world’s poor, UN chief says in message for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The UN Secretary-General has called for solidarity with all people living in poverty, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Secretary-General António Guterres issued the appeal…

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Banned: Canada takes next step toward zero plastic waste by 2030

Canada took the next step in its effort to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030 last week when it announced a ban on certain single-use…

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New CICERONE report aims to help European stakeholders approach circular economy systemically

Global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals and minerals is expected to double in the next forty years, while annual waste generation…

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EU bank invests €120m to modernise power network in Hungary

The financing will cover the costs of the reinforcement of the electricity supply network, refurbishment of substations, overhead lines and underground cables and the installation…

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EU to issue EUR 100bn social bonds to protect jobs

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