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28/07/2011
ETAP forum tackles global environmental technology market
The 4th European Forum on Eco-innovation in Vienna on 31 January and 1 February 2008 debated key recommendations on how the EU can boost its position in the global market for environmental technologies. Jointly organised by the Austrian Minister for the Environment, the Swedish Ministry of the...
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
Maintaining Europe's competitive edge in eco-industry
A Commission study on the competitiveness of European eco-industry in 2009 analysed the health of the sector and recommended a series of policy actions to maintain global leadership. The study performed competitiveness screening of core eco-industries – air-pollution control, collection and...
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...
28/07/2011
Commission energy strategy calls for efficiency and solidarity
The Commission's second strategic energy review package looks at energy security, climate and emissions targets, and both renewable energy and energy efficiency The European Commission has unveiled its second review of the strategic energy package, which includes a variety of proposals that...

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