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Climate, biodiversity, desertification, forests, oceans... : topical themes that are a priority of the Belgian foreign policy.
 

EU: Biodiversity deserves a boost (6 July 2020)
The European Commission has developed a bold EU biodiversity strategy, which is an integral part of its Green Deal. ‘Making nature healthy is key to our physical and mental well-being, and is an ally in the fight against climate disruption and disease outbreaks,’ said Commission chairman Ursula von der Leyen.

Tropical forests gradually store less carbon (5 March 2020)
Tropical forests are gradually losing their capacity to store carbon. If no timely action is taken, they could even start emitting carbon by 2035. This is demonstrated by a large-scale study in which the AfricaMuseum played a leading role.