Historic climate deal in Paris: EU leads global efforts

The European Union has played a key role in brokering today’s historic agreement in Paris, where 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The ambitious and balanced agreement, the first major multilateral deal of the 21st century, sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

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Climate finance: the EU delivering on its commitments


Did you know that the EU and its Member States are the biggest contributors of climate finance to developing countries? Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in 20 days in Paris, the EU is committed to further scaling up support to help the poorest and most vulnerable countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the consequences of ‪climate change.

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H&M joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation to ‘revolutionise’ clothing fibre recycling

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International fashion brand H&M has pledged to take ideas from the paper industry to improve the circularity of its clothing fibres, after becoming the latest Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

Poor people are already at high risk from climate-related shocks, including crop failures from reduced rainfall, spikes in food prices after extreme weather events, and increased incidence of diseases after heat waves and floods. Without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, particularly in Africa and South Asia.