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Launch of Europe Facing Water Scarcity - Policy dialogue - Summary

Tuesday 8 November, Brussels, the KNOSSOS project launched a policy dialogue in the European Parliament while presenting its first briefing on Water Scarcity. Hosted by UNEP and MEP, GLOBE EU Chair, Sirpa Pietikäinen, the event brought together both policy makers and researchers to explore water scarcity-related issues and to discuss future policy options. The following paragraphs summarise the key points made by each of the speakers. Read More

New Strategic Cooperation Agreement between European Commission and UN Environment Programme

Janez Poto─Źnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, and Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, have issued a joint statement furthering cooperation between the two organizations.

The new agreement builds on an existing partnership which, over the past three years, has provided UNEP and the Multilateral Environmental Agreements with over 50 million Euros for implementing close to 60 projects ranging from chemicals to biodiversity world-wide.
The agreement outlines a strategic partnership covering funding from the Commission to UNEP up to 2013.It identifies key areas of joint activities, including under the European Union’s " Read More