A technical training for SMEs will take place next August 28th in Dortmund, Germany. An opportunity addressed to Technology Providers and Buyers, Test Bodies and Laboratories, Manufacturers and Regulators, who can benefit from introducing eco-innovations suited to their needs and ascertaining their performance through EU ETV verification. In this way, SMEs can differentiate from competitors and highlight the unique and innovative nature of their environmental technologies.
The participants will receive information that will enable them to:
DG CONNECT has just launched a call for tender to get a toolkit developed for public procurers on how to concretely implement PCP and PPI, to organise local promotion/training on PCP and PPI and to provide local assistance (including legal assistance) to ICT procurers that intend to start concrete PCP and PPI procurements across all Member States.
The target is to kick-start 6 new PCP and 6 new PPI procurements in the ICT domain in the coming 3 years. 12 events will be organised in different countries to provide information/training on PCP/PPI.
This report unveils how changes to specific business model components can support the introduction of resource efficiency measures and the development of eco-innovations. It sheds lights on detailed information about 300 company cases and their processes for value creation and value appropriation.
The first session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), hosted by the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) last week concluded late Friday evening with 16 decisions and resolutions and a Ministerial Outcome Document to encourage international action on major environmental issues. More than 1,200 high-level participants from 160 countries, including Environment Ministers, UN officials, diplomatic and civil society delegations, participated in this historic first session of the UNEA, held under the theme “A Life of Dignity for All.”
EU environment commissioner Janez Potočnik contends that a circular economy model is not just a realistic goal for the EU, but is “inevitable”. Reducing Europe’s waste using “tried and tested” methods is going to be a key issue for the next Parliament's mandate.
Europe could be recycling 70% of its municipal waste by 2030, if a binding proposal that would phase out the environmentally harmful practice of landfill disposal is approved by the European Commission this month.
The bloc is already committed to recycling half of its waste and "virtually eliminating" landfill by 2020, but while Germany’s recycling and composting rate stands at 65%, Romania’s is just 1%. In general, the EU’s north and west recycles more than its south and east.