At the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Luxembourg, EU ministers agreed on next year’s fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea; Estonian opportunities for fishing central herring and sprat.
On the 15th and 16th of September, Canada, China and the EU co-hosted a Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change in Montréal, Canada. The aim of the meeting was to galvanise global momentum on climate action and implementing the Paris agreement.
From September 6 to 16, the Republic of Estonia, holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2017, is representing the EU at the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Ordos, C
At today’s meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), the focus was on discussing the base principles of the fishing opportunities of 2018. The objective of the Estonian presidency is to adopt next year’s fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea and elsewhere.
Siim Kiisler, Minister of the Environment, participated in the meeting of the Environment Council of the European Union, which was held in Luxembourg and led by Malta for the last time. The minister gave an overview of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency.
Today is World Oceans Day. Nearly 97% of the water in the world is made up by oceans and concern for them is growing. Due to climate change and population growth, the world oceans face difficult times.
Next week, leaders of all countries, marine researchers, and representatives of organisations related to the protection of the marine environment will gather in New York for the first time in history to discuss the protection of the ocean.