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An inefficient truth

15. März 2018 - 13:34
It’s time for the G20 to give energy efficiency the respect it deserves, writes Rachel Kyte.
Kategorien: english

India takes lion’s share of EU bank funding for solar power

13. März 2018 - 7:33
The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement last Friday (9 March) to provide €800 million for clean energy projects in India, one day before an International Solar Alliance summit took place in Delhi.
Kategorien: english

Brexit fear and loathing in development world

9. März 2018 - 19:05
Talk to a development professional and Brexit looms large. It was no surprise, therefore, that Brexit dominated much of BOND’s annual conference in London in late February, a two-day gathering of hundreds of NGO wonks from Europe’s development sector.
Kategorien: english

Double whammy for humanitarian aid in wake of Oxfam scandal

7. März 2018 - 6:57
EU aid for the health sector in the Dominican Republic could be called into question following the Oxfam scandal in neighbouring Haiti. reports.
Kategorien: english

Forests are crucial in salvaging the Paris goals – EU must lead the way

7. März 2018 - 6:15
In addition to halting deforestation, the European Union must support efforts to allow forest regeneration and sequestering more carbon dioxide, write Heidi Hautala and Carlos Zorrinho.
Kategorien: english

‘Access to water is a question of good governance, not resources’

2. März 2018 - 7:02
Water resources are unequally distributed on the planet. But access to water and sanitation depends mainly on good urban planning, Cécile Gilquin said in an interview with
Kategorien: english

How EU powdered milk threatens African production

2. März 2018 - 6:54
The secondary effect of the common agricultural policy (CAP) on African agriculture is a source of concern for MEPs. In recent years exports of powdered milk have soared, threatening the African dairy sector. reports.
Kategorien: english

Feminism without borders

1. März 2018 - 14:42
One week ahead of International Women's Day, Ángela Vallina writes about the need for a "feminism without borders" so that we can learn from each other's struggles and bring about meaningful change for the next generation of girls in rural areas.  
Kategorien: english

Index insurance trialled in sub-Saharan Africa as part of climate change fight

28. Februar 2018 - 11:12
Since the end of the 2000s, there has been an increase in projects in sub-Saharan Africa to develop index insurance, based on weather indices such as rainfall or temperature. It is intended to help farmers cope with climate change, before droughts sets in. reports
Kategorien: english

A school for refugees in Lebanon

28. Februar 2018 - 6:12
Kawkab School stands in the middle of the narrow streets of Beddawi refugee camp, in North Lebanon.  A safe haven for children who dream of a better life.  EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
Kategorien: english

The Brief – No time for navel gazing

27. Februar 2018 - 17:01
These are tough times to work in the development sector. Following the Oxfam sex scandal, several leading NGOs have fired employees and launched their own sexual misconduct probes. The revelations risk tarnishing the reputation of an entire industry.
Kategorien: english

Search for new urban water sparks conflict in parched Malawi

27. Februar 2018 - 8:00
With increasingly prolonged droughts threatening worsening water shortages, Malawi is moving to shore up water supplies to its cities, including building new long-distance pipelines and dams.
Kategorien: english

EU and Chile looking for the perfect agreement

26. Februar 2018 - 14:25
The European Union and Chile would like to improve on their association agreement, which in 15 years has resulted in the doubling of trade volumes between them.
Kategorien: english

EU development aid faces Brexit squeeze

26. Februar 2018 - 6:40
The EU and UK's leadership in development policy is threatened by Brexit, which will leave a considerable funding gap after 2019, leading campaigners have warned.
Kategorien: english

More funds for G5 Sahel after Brussels conference

26. Februar 2018 - 6:29
The funds mobilised in support of the armed forces of the countries in the Sahel region amount to €414 million following the summit in Brussels. However the issue of securing funding on a long-term basis has not been solved.
Kategorien: english

Security and development join forces in the Sahel

23. Februar 2018 - 12:47
Military matters will dominate the agenda of the summit on the Sahel region in Brussels on Friday (23 February), but there will also be talks on strengthening development aid in the region. reports.
Kategorien: english

EU to give Sahel force funding boost

23. Februar 2018 - 6:55
European leaders will Friday give a financial boost to a joint African force tackling jihadists in the Sahel at an international conference in Brussels, as fresh violence highlights the region's fraught security situation.
Kategorien: english

Illicit financial flows cost Africa $50 billion a year, states new report

22. Februar 2018 - 15:14
Illicit financial flows cost African countries at least $50 billion every year, more than the total development aid the continent receives, according to a new report by the OECD. reports.
Kategorien: english

Better schooling for Afghan refugee children in Iran

20. Februar 2018 - 6:58
School is not a right for Afghan child refugees in Iran. However, the recent establishment of an education programme has helped improve the situation, EURACTIV’s partner EuroEfe reports.
Kategorien: english

Radio and theatre help bring peace in South Sudan

19. Februar 2018 - 15:40
Radio programmes and participatory theatre are playing a strong role in reducing rumours and inflammatory speech that divide communities in South Sudan. EURACTIV spoke to a person instrumental in the project, who received a prestigious award last week.
Kategorien: english