Brussels 16.03.2021 “Africa is geopolitical priority for the EU. The EU-Africa Strategy is green and digital in the core of renewed partnership and sustainable recovery from COVID19. Priority on global solidarity and vaccines. With the Gulf States, we can promote a joined up approach and partnership” the EU Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen wrote.
In her Tweet the Commissioner referred tot he document issued in May 2020,stating that the EU is aimed to “unlock the potential of the Green Deal” and “harness the digital transformation to benefit our twin continents. We want to boost sustainable investments and jobs as well as private sector development. Together with our partners, we intend to continue working for peace and good governance, by defending our values and the multilateral order”.
The EU’s €1 trillion Green Deal project is placed at the heart of Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission Presidency, and the bloc wishes to export its climate change policy, and make it central to its relationship with Africa.
Professor Dr.Martin VISBECK (), head of research at Geomar, shares his views on developing new partnership with Africa on preventing natural disasters and shaping relevant strategies between ESA and African institutions and universities. The interview granted at Living Planet Symposium Milan Italy #LPS19
The European Space Agency’s 2019 Living Planet Symposium has opened its working sessions today in Milan (Italy) Convention Centre MiCo.
This symposium focuses on Earth Observation contribution to science and society, and spreading knowledge on disruptive technologies and actors, changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which also reveals new challenges and opens opportunities for public and private sector interactions.
The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and call on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.
Ahead of the COP23 in November they pledge to work together to finalise the Paris Agreement work programme. Climate change and renewable energy will figure on the agenda of the upcoming Africa-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29/30 November. This will be an opportunity to confirm the strong solidarity with those most vulnerable to climate change and the determination to work together to build strong and sustainable economies and societies resilient to climate change. The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their commitment to continuing to address the adverse effects of climate change on human and animal health, natural ecosystems and other social and economic impacts that threaten our developmental gains as a global community.