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03/06/2016

As the EU steps up efforts to encourage the circular economy, cities across Europe need look no further than Ljubljana for inspiration on how to reduce waste and use resources in a smarter way.

Green Week
03/06/2016

How can EU funding help hotels in Spain or small companies in the Czech Republic save on energy bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions? One answer is Private Finance for Energy Efficiency, a new initiative that supports energy efficiency improvements by businesses, individuals and public bodies across Europe.

Green Week
03/06/2016

A green economy offers new job opportunities. Ensuring that current and future workers have the right skills is essential for the successful transition to a circular economy, and requires significant investment.

Green Week
29/04/2016

Today's investments in the 'circular economy' will pay off in the years to come, as innovative eco-design, repair, recycling and reuse technologies generate new jobs and business opportunities.

Green Week
29/04/2016

Investing in nature protection – for example to fight water pollution or to implement sustainable farming practices – is often seen as too long term or risky for private companies acting alone. The EU’s new Natural Capital Financing Facility aims to change this.

Green Week
26/04/2016

Since coming into force, the European Union’s Timber Regulation has helped to combat the illegal timber trade and ensure that wood comes from legal sources around the world.

Green Week
10/03/2016

After making his name as an international film star in the 1960s, Frenchman Jacques Perrin has dedicated much of his professional life over almost three decades to producing a series of remarkable wildlife documentaries.

Nature and biodiversity
03/03/2016

Wildlife trafficking has become one of the most profitable activities for global organised crime networks. It decimates biodiversity, fuels corruption and threatens economic development in some of the world’s poorest regions. The EU has published a five-year Action Plan to address the problem.

Nature and biodiversity
29/01/2016

A mid-term review of the EU's Biodiversity Strategy released in October underlines the need for increased efforts to halt biodiversity loss by 2020.

Nature and biodiversity
27/01/2016

The European Commission has announced the 96 environment projects and 26 climate action projects that will receive €197.35 million co-financing from the LIFE programme, the EU’s main funding instrument for the environment and climate action.

Funding and LIFE