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The Commonwealth Secretary-General has called for a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to tackle the increasing threat of food insecurity across the world, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, the climate crisis, and political, social and economic inequalities.
Read news - “There is no time to waste”: Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for greater, multidisciplinary collaboration to enhance food security
In July 2021, the European Commission (EC) announced a proposal to implement a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on energy-intensive imports from third countries. The proposed CBAM would initially apply to five sectors: electricity, iron and steel, fertilisers, aluminium and cement. However, its scope could be extended to include indirect emissions and other goods and services.
Read news - Implications of the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for Commonwealth members in the Asia-Pacific region