EU Launches New Strategy to “protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries”

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, recently adopted, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way products are designed, produced, used, and recycled in the EU and by taking the lead in this transition, we will create new investment opportunities and jobs. Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU…

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Fairtrade Announces Two New Initiatives Supported by European Union

Fairtrade International is pleased to announce two new initiatives that will promote sustainable consumption and production in Europe and Asia. Together, the European Union-funded projects will expand their engagement with a diverse array of consumers and producers, politicians and policy makers, and businesses and institutions during the next few years. Advancing sustainable consumption and production in Europe Fairtrade International, together with 21 implementing partners – including eight National Fairtrade Organizations (Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, UK), the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, World Fair Trade Organization…

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EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

The United Nations General Assembly in New York the European Union and the United Nations have launched a Spotlight Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was launched by the EU High Representative / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, together with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. “This is a game-changing effort.” – @Zain_Verjee after EU and @UN sign #SpotlightEndViolence partnership agreement. @EUatUN #UNGA pic.twitter.com/eHQUdzPFX8 —…

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