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EU: world leaders declare global agreement to protect biodiversity as priority

The EU's Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, renewed the bloc's commitment to reverse biodiversity loss and tackle climate change.

Czechia begins negotiations for global agreement against plastic pollution

A new international agreement on plastic pollution is due to be adopted in 2024. Experts discussed it in Prague at an informal meeting of the EU Council's Working Party on Global Issues.

Industry leaders to discuss the future of the battery sector at the II. Hungarian Battery Day

The II. Hungarian Battery Day will be organised on 20 October 2022 in Hotel Marriott Budapest, by the Hungarian Battery Alliance in cooperation with White Paper Consulting to review the opportunities and challenges of the fast-developing Hungarian battery industry. The conference will be organised under the honorary patronage of H.E. Mr Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, who will open the event.

The US strengthens clean energy cooperation with Lithuania

Lithuania's Minister of Energy, Dainius Kreivys and US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm signed a historic MoU on enhanced cooperation to help achieve Lithuania’s goals of energy security and the transition to a climate-neutral energy sector.

Climate business platform launched for Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia

'Chapter Zero Ukraine and Caucasus' has been launched under the umbrella of the Climate Governance Initiative. Board members and executives of financial and non-financial corporations from Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia will now be able to join a global network promoting the adoption of effective climate governance.

Romania to host the Climate Change Summit on 4-5 October

BRD Groupe Société Générale together with Social Innovation Solutions will organise the Climate Change Summit on 4-5 October 2022, at the Odeon Theatre in Bucharest.

Lithuanian gas transmission operator to connect biomethane plant to the grid

Lithuania's gas TSO, Amber Grid has signed a contract for the connection of a biomethane power plant to the country's gas transmission system. This will be the first time that Amber Grid will blend renewable gas into natural gas.

IEA-IRENA: far greater cooperation is needed for the world to meet its climate commitments

The first annual Breakthrough Agenda Report, requested by 45 world leaders warned that far greater cooperation is needed to get the world on track to meet its climate commitments.

Shell Hungary’s new project turns used cooking oil into biodiesel

By the end of the year, Shell will open collection points at 120 filling stations across Hungary where people can dispose of their used cooking oil that will be recycled into biodiesel to support the development of a circular economy.

Czechia launches leading climate campaign

The Czech EU presidency has recently organised several events to promote climate protection, the environment and biodiversity around the world as part of the leadership's #Czechia4Climate campaign.

Commission provides important update on EU environmental policy progress

The EU's executive branch published the third Environmental Implementation Review, which shows slow or declining progress in most key areas of the bloc's environmental policy.

Eastern Partnership countries’ growing interest in geoparks

Experts and representatives from the Eastern Partnership countries discussed opportunities and ambitions for creating geoparks in the region, during a conference in Příbram, Czech Republic.

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