Powerful compounds, intriguing properties, underused potential… marine resources such as algae are already powering innovation in areas as varied as fuel production, bioremediation and medicine, and the journey of discovery continues. An EU-funded project set out to accelerate the process and help advance Europe’s bioeconomy.
Smart City Expo World Congress exists in order to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens worldwide.
The key objective of the conference is to present sustainable business models and best practice examples of public and private cooperation, investment, research and business cooperation, as well as demonstrating the deployment of sustainable and circular bio-based solutions. The conference will focus on investment and financing opportunities for circular bioeconomy, including best practice examples of business-research cooperation.
The EREK international conference will demonstrate how successful businesses and industries seek resource efficient solutions, collaborate in a circular and social economy, and pursue digitalisation to gain a competitive edge.
From keynote speeches to practical sessions, the conference aims to gather the Resource Efficiency community by promoting exchanges between all actors, from new comers to front runners, from SMEs to business intermediaries, raising awareness of existing and upcoming opportunities to make the Circular Economy a reality.
The Business Booster is the world’s leading event in sustainable energy innovation. You will hear from expert speakers, witness live panel debates, join in interactive sessions – and discover over 150 cutting edge sustainable energy technologies.
The EU needs to put greater emphasis on short supply chains and agroecology in farming in order to preserve its agriculture and make it more resilient to new challenges, such as climate change. Agroecology is also a way to secure our food supply, make our food healthier and as such raise its value.
It’s an exciting time here in the Brussels bubble. With a newly elected European Parliament beginning its term and the appointment of Ursula von der Leyen as the next European Commission President, EU leaders are setting out their priorities for the next five years: within just weeks of each other, the European Council announced ‘A New Strategic Agenda 2019-2024’ while Ms von der Leyen presented MEPs with her political guidelines for the next Commission.
Would you like to be part of the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards?
The European Commission is seeking four experts to join the European Green Capital Award (EGCA) and European Green Leaf Award (EGLA) Expert Panel. Experts are required in the following four environmental indicator areas:
So far, actions to boost the development of a circular economy in Europe have centred on production, getting industries to introduce circular business models and bring circular options to the market. Now conditions are ripe for getting consumers involved, and empowering them to make sustainable purchasing choices in their daily lives, says an EESC report adopted in July.
Today, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event hosted by the European Union and the Finnish Presidency assessed the progress made in implementing the Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within Europe and through the EU’s international cooperation.