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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 helps Asia become more sustainable
SWITCH-Asia is a €150 million programme in which the EU is encouraging Asian SMEs to become more sustainable through policy support, information exchange and on-the-ground projects. Asia has become the world’s manufacturing centre, but the estimated 30 million small and medium-sized enterprises...
28/07/2011
EUSEW 2009 addresses key eco-innovation issues
EUSEW 2009 hosted a number of events relating to eco-innovation. These events demonstrated leading projects in different areas, and highlighted the funding opportunities available. ‘Take a week to change Tomorrow’ was the theme of the third annual EU Sustainable Energy Week (SEW) from 9 to 13...
28/07/2011
The role of wood in tackling climate change
The European Economic and Social Committee has called for forests and wood-based products to play a central role in climate-change mitigation as carbon sinks and by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Forestry must play a role in Europe’s sustainable future according to the European Economic and...
28/07/2011
EU mayors commit to significant reductions in CO2 emissions
Over 1000 people attended the first formal signing of the Covenant of Mayors in Brussels. The Covenant commits cities to reduce CO2 emissions beyond the EU 20% objectives for 2020. One year on from the launch of the initiative in January 2008, more than 100 mayors representing participating...
28/07/2011
New energy labels proposed for EU household products
The Commission has proposed the first-ever energy label for TVs and updated labelling for refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and washing machines to reflect technical improvements. Labelling help consumers choose household products that save energy – and therefore money – while providing...
28/07/2011
Improving technology transfers in the environmental sector
The EU funded METTTES project, which finished in September 2008, endeavoured to increase cross-border transfer of technologies that are particularly relevant to the environmental sector METTTES was established to generate concrete long-term partnerships within the European environmental sector...
28/07/2011
Helping the green sector through difficult times  
Global recession and cheaper oil have slowed growth in green start-ups but economic stimulus plans may aid the transfer to a sustainable green economy with the environment a key sector in the future global economy. The current financial crisis, coupled with the volatile nature of the...
28/07/2011
Climate change package to enhance growth and jobs
A Commission package to fight climate change and promote renewable energy, demonstrating targets agreed last year are technologically and economically sound, provides a major opportunity for businesses. A Commission package to fight climate change and promote renewable energy, demonstrating...

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