Environment

Experts interviews

30/10/2018
Stef Denayeris a master navigator. Today, he is negotiating his way around Brussels ahead of a 9:30 meeting while talking to EcoAP News about the importance of eco-innovation and cleantech in an evolving political and environmental landscape. Two decades ago, he helped Van Gansewinkel Group, the...
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02/10/2018
Plastic is everywhere, with about 380 million tonnes produced worldwide in 2015, up from 2 million tonnes in the 1950s. Only an estimated 15% is collected and recycled, while plastic that is not properly treated poses a serious environmental threat. An OECD report published in May (Improving...
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02/08/2018
Finding better ways to tackle air pollution is crucial to the future of the urban environment. In Paris, the city authorities and a number of companies involved in mobility and energy established in September 2017 Airlab as an innovation accelerator that would experiment with and identify the most...
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11/05/2018
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution is a framework for European, North American and Central Asian countries to cooperate on tackling the pollutants that cause negative effects on human health and ecosystems, such as ammonia,...
How to unleash investment in the circular economy
05/12/2016
Frido Kraanen is Principal Director Societal Impact for Dutch pensions service provider PGGM [https://www.pggm.nl/]. He was a speaker at the 20th European Forum on Eco-innovation, which took place in Tallinn, Estonia on 26-28 October 2016. Here, he discusses lessons learned by PGGM in redirecting...
EIB encouragement for circular economy financing: interview with Shiva Dustdar
10/10/2016
The European Investment Bank's (EIB) InnovFin Advisory service received requests from the European Commission's Research and Innovation Directorate General (DG R&I) and from the government of Luxembourg to study issues related to risk financing for circular economy projects. The result was a...
BRE Global: engaging with companies in the UK
10/10/2016
Although relatively new to ETV verification, BRE Global has established a firm foundation in this area, working with a number of companies that are now nearly ready to field-test their new products. We asked John Holden of BRE Global about the company’s ETV scheme.    Q. Tell us about BRE Global...
Investing to encourage innovation: Limburg in Belgium
30/05/2016
LRM is an investment company with a remit to promote innovation-based economic growth in the northeastern Belgian province of Limburg, on the border with the Netherlands. Among the core areas for LRM is “sustainable societies”: providing investment for low-cost sustainable production or the...
Ocean innovation: the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
18/05/2016
The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER, Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer) is one of the world's leading oceanographic institutions. It has around 1600 staff and a remit to carry out targeted applied research on issues such as the impact of...
Interview: EIP Water seeks maximum benefits from existing water-related eco-innovation
05/05/2016
The next few years could see a flood of water-related technological innovation coming out of Europe, according to EIP Water – the European Innovation Partnership established under the European Union's Innovation Union initiative. To a great extent, those technologies already exist. However, to get...

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