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WEF recognises EC as champion in circular economy

Davos, Jan 23 (UNI) The European Commission (EC) has been awarded the 2019 Circular Economy Prize by the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders as recognition of the work done to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy that protects the environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions while delivering opportunities for jobs, growth and investment.
The EC was awarded the prize on Monday evening in Davos.
In 2015, the EC had established a unique comprehensive strategy, the Circular Economy Package, aiming to close the resource loop by introducing measures covering the whole lifecycle of products and materials – from production and consumption to management of waste and its re-use as secondary raw materials in the economy.
The suggested measures also tackle climate change with energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and include the first-ever European Strategy for Plastics.
The Commission has delivered more than 90pc of the 54 planned actions. A circular economy is part of the modernisation and transformation needed for the EU to become the world's first major economy to go climate neutral by 2050, as per the long-term strategy put forward by the Commission in November 2018.
Furthermore, the Commission is currently reflecting on which steps are now needed to make Europe ever more sustainable.
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Brazil: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill

20 Oct 2019 | 4:37 PM

Sao Paulo, Oct 20 (UNI) Thousands of people have taken part in a huge clean-up operation to remove oil and tar from beaches along Brazil's north-eastern coast, says a BBC News report.

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Guterres 'closely following' Mozambique election dispute

Guterres 'closely following' Mozambique election dispute

20 Oct 2019 | 3:50 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he had been "closely following developments" related to the 15 October general elections in Mozambique.

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UN Chief condemns Afghanistan killings

UN Chief condemns Afghanistan killings

20 Oct 2019 | 3:43 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) The attack on a mosque in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, which resulted in scores of civilians being killed, and dozens more injured, has been strongly condemned by UN chief António Guterres.

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'Farm slave’ rescue highlights human trafficking in Ukraine

'Farm slave’ rescue highlights human trafficking in Ukraine

20 Oct 2019 | 3:41 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) The UN migration agency, IOM, is warning of the dangers posed by human traffickers in Ukraine, who prey on jobless people in order to turn them into modern-day slaves.

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Anti-Semitism toxic to democracy, UN expert warns

Anti-Semitism toxic to democracy, UN expert warns

20 Oct 2019 | 3:41 PM

United Nations, Oct 20 (UNI) To counter anti-Semitism, which is “toxic to democracy” and poses “a threat to all societies if left unaddressed”, countries must invest more in education, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has warned, speaking at UN headquarters in New York.

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