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  • A documentary that makes the biggest little difference
    on June 5, 2019 at 11:25 am

      In Brussels, cinema-goers marking World Environment Day gathered at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, BOZAR, for the European premiere of John Chester’s film and life story The Biggest Little Farm. The Ciné-ONU (UN Cinema) screening, co-organised by UNRIC, the European Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organization […]

  • Tax pollution and end fossil fuel subsidies
    on June 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres calls for taxes on pollution and end to fossil fuel subsidies on the occasion of the World Environment Day.  "It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy, not a grey […]

  • Cycling as a sustainable means of transportation
    on June 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      World Bicycle Day celebrates the bicycle as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit method of transport, with an important role to play in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. On Sunday, Brussels jointly celebrated #WorldEnvironmentDay and #WorldBicycleDay at the Parc du Cinquantenaire | Jubelpark, with […]

  • The responsibility of political leaders
    on May 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Birgit Van Hout Regional Representative for Europe UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) - Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of democratic societies and a cherished human right – and thus it should remain. During election campaigns throughout the world, the centrality of freedom of expression is even further accentuated as millions […]

  • Climate an increasingly important part of the political agenda, UNEP Europe director states ahead of elections
    on May 22, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Climate change is dominating the political agenda ahead of the European Parliament elections next week. As climate issues both bring together and divide European citizens, UN Environment's Bruno Pozzi believes in a global embedding of the green agenda. — I’ve been in diplomacy for about 25 years. When I started, climate change and the […]

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