Although the EU's annual growth rate of 16% in eco-innovation is remarkably high, transfer to SMEs is rather low. The newly launched common European platform, ECOWEB, aims to change this. Using semantic web-technology, this platform will collect and structure information on eco-innovation and match it to SMEs' technical needs. Saving SMEs the trouble of looking for novel technologies should increase their uptake of these innovations and spur economic growth.
IMPACT2C quantifies climate impacts, their economic costs and potential responses at a pan-European level. These actions address the potential threat to human welfare should global warming rise beyond 2°C above pre-industrial levels. An international consortium assesses these effects on different sectors, such as water and health. European decision-makers and stakeholders can then use IMPACT2C's results to be informed of the best available science on projected impacts, to better design their policies and actions.