Environment

Policy matters

07/07/2021
Mankind’s negative impact on the planet – and its health and environmental consequences – can be summed up in one word: pollution. Environmental and health policies seek to reduce pollution, often on a case-by-case basis, such as by banning or restricting a specific activity or substance.. To...
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26/04/2021
A Latvia-based circular economy e-learning platform for designers working in fashion. A German sustainability academy for construction professionals. A Basque-country eco-design hub working to improve the skills of young people, students and the unemployed. An online resource for the training of...
ThisisEngineering RAEng
26/04/2021
Spirited and well-informed, young people are vital to Europe’s ‘green growth’ ambitions. EcoAP News explores how education, training and career development shape a future where innovation brings economics and the environment closer together. The European Union’s economic prosperity and well-being...
©Science in HD
05/03/2021
In this edition, we explore how Industry 4.0 developments, advances in robotics and smart tech are going to speed up the circular economy (CE) transition and get the European Green Deal done in unexpected ways – from waste recovery to social innovation. Governments everywhere are urging not only...
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13/01/2021
Eco-innovation can take many forms. Sometimes it is about stand-out ideas that catch the eye and make a big public impact. The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) buildings in Milan are an example of this – residential tower blocks that incorporate hundreds of trees, along with renewable energy and...
©TeaMeister
10/12/2020
After more than a decade of monitoring green economy developments across the EU, the Eco-Innovation Observatory (EIO) has helped to build a shared understanding of what eco-innovation is, as well as why and how it should be supported by policy interventions, businesses and consumers. The EIO...
18/11/2020
Back in 2009, German and Swiss authorities found a problem: traces of mineral oil in food. The contamination was entering food from the inks in the recycled cardboard used to make packaging for products such as frozen pizzas, pasta and breakfast cereals. Further studies were carried out and in 2017...
02/11/2020
The study provides an overview of trends in technological digital eco-innovations and illustrates those by good technology and policy practices that can further drive the circular economy, as well as innovation to make digital products, hardware and infrastructures more sustainable in Member States...
©outdoor Finland
14/10/2020
Lahti, a city of 120,000 people in Finland, is the European Green Capital 2021. Lahti won the prestigious title for being a top performer in the fields of air quality, waste, green growth and eco-innovation, as well as governance. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average, so Lahti...
©zarateman
14/10/2020
Vitoria-Gasteiz is a sustainable city that has worked for years on a city model that also embraces its landscape, even as it grows. At times, during the 20th Century, the city’s population multiplied by four in just a decade, but planning ensured that it stayed inside city limits in order to...

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