Sustainable economic growth in EU external action: the EU – New Zealand Trade Agreement

3 July 2023 Environment

5 min

Despite their geographical distance the EU and New Zealand have a very close relationship, coupled with shared values and interests. They share a deep commitment to democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights and sustainable development. In fact, the EU has three main objectives to pursue in the Pacific region, which align with New Zealand’s own development work in the region, namely: support climate action, promote sustainable economic development and encourage fundamental values and good governance.

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What if we could use CO2 as a resource?

23 March 2023 Environment

3 min

[SPONSORED CONTENT] In Jülich, Germany, Synhelion has successfully used solar heat to convert CO2 and water to synthetic fuels. The Canadian company Carbon Cure has developed a technology to inject carbon dioxide into cement. When the carbon dioxide reacts with the cement, it is permanently stored in the concrete. In the western Netherlands, around 600 greenhouses use the carbon dioxide from industrial plants to enhance their yields, saving 250 kilotons of CO2 emissions from natural gas annually. These are just a few examples of existing projects or proposals in which carbon dioxide is used as a resource to aid the climate transition.

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