Environment

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Denmark - New services / business models

Danish initiative looks at chemicals that could prevent recycling of products
14/07/2016
Denmark's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published at the end of March 2016 the results of a study to define a methodology for identifying whether hazardous chemicals in products make it difficult to recycle those products (Kemiske stoffer i forbrugerprodukter, der kan hindre genanvendelse...
SHIFT project concludes with handbook on eco-innovation support scheme design
09/03/2016
Support systems designed to underpin entrepreneurship and innovation are still insufficiently focused on eco-innovation and sustainability, according to the final recommendations of a research project supported by the ECO-INNOVERA Network. Environmental, social and economic benefits The SHIFT...
Award scheme highlights environmental as well as social innovation
09/02/2016
A European award scheme for innovative social projects shows that social innovation often goes hand in hand with environmental innovation. The European Social Innovation Competition gave out its first awards in 2013, and the scheme is now getting ready to open its fourth edition, with a launch...
Norwegian programme tests green shipping concepts
04/11/2015
A group of Norwegian shipping companies has come together to work on five pilot projects that are intended to improve the environmental performance of shipping that operates close to shore, such as ferries or short-distance freight. The main aim of the scheme, known as the Green Coastal Shipping...
04/11/2015
Europe and Korea can learn from one another to bolster eco-innovation, move closer to a circular economy and deliver on the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, concluded decision-makers from both regions at the 19th Forum on Eco-Innovation held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea...
Circular economy and the role of eco-innovation
27/07/2015
The European Union is rich in skills and yet relatively poor in resources, importing six times more natural resources than it exports. With an expanding global middle class, the competition for resources is likely to impact our economy as well as the world’s environment. To address some of these...
Circular economy could double benefits from eco-innovation, study finds
25/06/2015
The European Union could be nearly a trillion euros per year better off by 2030 if a current surge of rapidly developing eco-innovations are put into practice within a circular economy framework, according to a study completed for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. New technologies and business...
All aboard for greener shipping  
13/11/2013
A Danish initiative is showing how companies from the same sector can work together, with endorsement from public authorities, to implement less environmentally damaging technologies that also help to reduce operational costs and therefore benefit sectoral competitiveness. The Green Ship of the...
Danish municipalities roll out green business growth scheme
11/03/2013
A project in the southern Danish municipalities of Kolding, Middelfart and Odense is demonstrating how tradesmen such as builders, plumbers and roofers can build their businesses and create jobs by better aligning their services with the European Union's energy-efficiency objectives. To do this...
Synergies power Danish-Swedish eco-technology cluster
04/11/2008
Øresund Environment is a regional eco-innovation forum bringing together researchers, businesses and policymakers to drive development of green technologies, mobility and cities. Denmark and Sweden have long histories of environmental awareness and action to protect their natural heritage. They...