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03/10/2011
Eco-label products: supply decides uptake
Recent research shows that the quantity of green products on the market and how they are distributed significantly affects their consumption. Availability also drives consumption. Governments should invest resources in increasing the supply and availability of ‘green’ labelled products , rather...
19/09/2011
Taking stock of green public procurement in Europe
EU Member States are increasingly using their purchasing power through public procurement to stimulate eco-innovation and the uptake of green technologies and services across Europe. About one in five public authorities in Europe today includes environmental requirements in over half their...
19/09/2011
Steel supply chain innovations deliver green benefits
A better integrated supply chain and consumption-based accounting would enable more efficient use of steel and less waste, so helping reduce the industry’s environmental footprint. The steel sector needs to think about how it can provide the same services with less steel, Julian Allwood from...
28/07/2011
EU needs indoor air quality policy framework
The Belgian EU presidency has called for a pan-European framework to improve indoor air quality and to avoid national initiatives which could breach internal market rules. “For a long time, all the focus has been on the quality of outdoor air,” said Belgian climate and energy minister Paul...
28/07/2011
Developing an EU environmental technology verification scheme
The LIFE TRITECH environmental technology verification (ETV) project provided a base for a voluntary EU ETV scheme. The Advance ETV project is co-ordinating further action in FP7. Environmental technologies represent Europe’s path to a more sustainable economy and the means to tackle urgent...
28/07/2011
Building capacity for technology transfer in eco-innovation
The 6th European Forum on Eco-Innovation in Berlin on 2 and 3 April 2009 set out to identify ways to build capacity for technology transfer, focusing on SMEs and developing countries. Berlin brought together nearly 200 high-level stakeholders from business, the R&D community, policy makers...
28/07/2011
Eco-innovation INNO-Net champions eco-innovation policy
The Commission's INNO-Net on Eco-innovation will enable an exchange of ideas, and lead to common work towards transferability of good practices, benchmarking, and target setting An initiative to build on the promising policies of Member States for the promotion of eco-innovation was announced...
28/07/2011
Stimulating better personal environmental performance
The EU Action Plan on sustainable production and consumption aims at enabling citizens to make greener choices that will ultimately improve their personal environmental performance The European Commission is targeting the consumer behaviour of citizens with the intention of improving their...
28/07/2011
FP7 stimulates support for sustainable development
A progress report on the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research highlights support for sustainable development and indicates which issues still need to be addressed. The Commission’s Communication ‘On the progress made under the Seventh European Framework Programme for Research,’ (...
28/07/2011
Single European Sky to cut aviation emissions
The EU has committed to support the implementation of the Single European Sky initiative by 2012. Effective air traffic management can cut fuel consumption and emissions by 10%. Representatives from the EU, Member States and other countries, military authorities, Eurocontrol, the European...

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