On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Latin American Pacific Alliance, the rotating presidency of the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in China joined hands with the Embassy of the United Mexican States in China, the Embassy of the Republic of Peru in China, and the Embassy of the Republic of Chile in China. "Encuentro" Latin American Cultural Travel Restaurant held the opening ceremony of the first "Latin American Pacific Union Food Festival".
People in Sri Lanka will receive their second dose of China's Sinopharm vaccine this month. One million doses purchased from the Chinese company arrived in the country on Sunday, and another million doses were scheduled to arrive today. China has already donated 1.1 million shots to Sri Lanka.
17 May 2021, the European Commission is proposing a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU for the industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts. A sustainable blue economy is essential to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic.
12 May 2021, the European Commission adopted the EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil” – a key deliverable of the European Green Deal and the main topic of this year's EU Green Week. It sets out an integrated vision for 2050: a world where pollution is reduced to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems, as well as the steps to get there. The plan ties together all relevant EU policies to tackle and prevent pollution, with a special emphasis on how to use digital solutions to tackle pollution. Reviews of relevant EU legislation are foreseen to identify remaining gaps in EU legislation and where better implementation is necessary to meet these legal obligations.