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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
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...
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
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
Birmingham forum highlights role for eco-innovation in a resource-efficient economy
The 10th European Forum on Eco-Innovation in Birmingham, England focused on the role of eco-innovation and eco-innovative business in driving a resource-efficient European economy. A joint initiative of Defra and the European Commission, the Forum attracted 240 stakeholders from business,...
28/07/2011
South Africa and EU strengthen clean coal cooperation
South Africa and the EU are beginning to co-operate closely in the field of clean coal technology and carbon capture and storage, with a joint working group facilitating R&D exchange. Coal remains an important energy source for both the European Union and South Africa. However, both sides...
28/07/2011
New report charts Europe’s eco-innovation challenge
Many European companies innovate but large material efficiency gains often remain elusive. This is leaving much untapped potential for economic and environmental improvement. The European Innovation Observatory (EIO)’s first annual report pulls no punches: European companies are innovating but...
28/07/2011
Using ‘emergy’ analysis to measure eco-village sustainability
A survey carried out to measure the sustainability of a Sicilian eco-village suggests that ‘emergy’ analysis produces more comprehensive results than life-cycle or other forms of analysis As communities strive to meet the challenges of energy efficiency, the need to calculate their...
28/07/2011
Greening the European aggregate industry
A core industry sets its sights on a sustainable future, tackling biodiversity, air and water pollution, and climate change as the European Aggregates Association (UEPG) explains. Aggregates are the sand, gravel and crushed rock that form the basis of building materials. Take them away and the...

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