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Resource Efficiency

The European Commission in search of the best climate solutions in Europe


The European Commission has launched a contest to find the most innovative projects aimed at cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Over the next three months, businesses, groups and individuals based in EU Member States are invited to submit their low-carbon success stories for the ‘World You Like Challenge’, part of a pan-European campaign  to showcase cost-efficient solutions for achieving the EU's objective of an 80-95% reduction in GHG by 2050. Read more…

The Roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050 states that Europe needs to make a transition to a low-carbon society to ensure global climate change is controlled. The Roadmap is one of the long-term policy plans put forward under the Resource Efficient Europe flagship initiative intended to put the EU on course to using resources in a sustainable way.

The ‘World You Like Challenge’ is part of the DG Climate Action campaign, ‘A world you like. With a climate you like’, which is supported bymore than 130 official partners and has more than 20,000 social media followers.  Individuals, local groups and organisations can discuss, promote and upload their own examples of low-carbon solutions for the benefit of both the climate and the economy in areas such as re-use and recycling, building and living, shopping, eating, transport and travelling.

All projects, big or small, will be considered for the ‘World You Like Challenge’, provided their main aim is to reduce GHG emissions. Examples could include an electric bike, an innovative production process that cuts emissions and energy bills, or the development of sustainable buildings or heating solutions.

In May and June 2013, online visitors will be able to vote for their favourites. A jury will select three winners from the ten most popular projects, who will be honoured at the Sustainia Award Ceremony in Copenhagen in October 2013.  The award committee is led by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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The European Commission in search of the best climate solutions in Europe – Press release

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