Environment

Experts interviews

Eco-innovation, EMAS and ETV: the EU's environmental technology toolbox
03/04/2014
Ahead of the The Eco-Innovation Forum and the ETV event will both be held in Hannover, Germany on 7-8 April during the Hannover Messe, the world's leading industrial technology trade fair. Also in conjunction with the fair, the 2014 Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Awards will be given to...
EcoAP speaks with Alan AtKisson of the Balaton Group
11/02/2014
The Balaton Group was established in 1982 by eco-pioneers Donella and Dennis Meadows, authors of the influential 1972 book The Limits to Growth. The main activity of the group is an annual retreat on research and strategy for sustainable development. In 2013, AtKisson was appointed to European...
Industrial symbiosis: realising the circular economy  
27/01/2014
Industrial symbiosis is the use by one company or sector of by-products, including energy, water, logistics and materials, from another. Simple examples include the use of food waste from the catering sector to feed farm animals, or the use of non-toxic industrial waste to produce energy through...
Interview: the benefits of behavioural change
16/09/2013
For a growing number of cities, application of innovative behavioural change techniques is an effective tool to encourage greater sustainability. Simpson was a speaker at the 14th European Forum on Eco-Innovation, which took place in Prague on 23-24 May 2013. Briefly, what is CIVITAS and what...
Achieving a steady state: an interview with ecological economics pioneer Herman Daly
02/09/2013
Europe is presently in the midst of an economic growth crisis. Economists are working hard to put forward recommendations that politicians can turn into policies that will restore growth, bringing with it the promise of more jobs and greater prosperity. But growth in much of the world has been...
Eco-innovation in the European Semester
17/06/2013
The The European Semester works according to an annual cycle. It starts in the autumn with the publication by the European Commission of an Annual Growth Survey, which sets out the Commission's view of EU policy priorities for the next year. Then, in spring, the European Council and European...
Eco-innovation as a solution for the Mediterranean countries  
14/05/2013
The European Union's Mediterranean countries are generally perceived to be lagging behind northern Europe in economic and innovation terms. The Its goal was to improve the implementation of regional policies in innovation and increase the capacity for sustainable development by encouraging eco...
Innovative wastewater treatment promises energy recovery  
02/04/2013
The BioFatRecovery project addresses a sticky problem: treatment of wastewater that contains fat, for example from dairy or meat processing. Project partner Ambisys has developed the Inverted Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (IASB) reactor, which makes it possible to efficiently remove fat from wastewater...
ENWORKS: effective eco-efficiency advice
19/02/2013
ENWORKS, a Manchester, England based eco-efficiency advisory service for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has been recognised by the European Commission's RegioStars Awards 2013 for the quality of its environmental support to businesses. ENWORKS “exemplifies effective public/private...
Promotion of eco-innovation in Portugal  
15/01/2013
To coincide with the 13 The aim of the catalogue was to give participants in the Forum an overview of the companies involved in eco-innovation in Portugal, and, more generally, to showcase eco-innovation from different sectors and the added value it can offer. The catalogue was produced as an...

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