Event: EIT Festival in Finland (Espoo, 2 October 2019)

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Merger Case: M.9431 KKR/Grupo Gallardo Balboa

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing and processing’

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing and processing’

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Press Release: Fairphone produces fundamentally different, sustainable smartphones

In a market where devices seem to be getting ever bigger, more powerful and hungrier for energy, Dutch social enterprise Fairphone aims to do things differently. The company, created in 2013, takes a fundamentally different approach to smartphone manufacturing by minimising both the social and environmental effects across the full lifecycle of the device.

CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2019

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UPDATED – Merger Case: M.9411 PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION / LORD CORPORATION

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Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (1 October 2019)

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Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (4 September 2019)

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing and processing’

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Press Release: ‘Reverse fridges’ and insulated walls – how to make a house carbon neutral

As the world moves towards a carbon neutral future, many different areas from industry to manufacturing are working to reduce their emissions. But scientists are beginning to look at a different area – houses – to work out if it’s possible to reduce emissions from Europe’s homes to zero by retrofitting on a mass scale. And the early signs are promising.

Press Release: AI and robotics could revolutionise municipal waste sorting

Ferrovial, a leading infrastructure operators and municipal services company, and EIT Climate-KIC partner, is collaborating with start-up ZenRobotics to incorporate AI and robotics into the company’s municipal solid waste plants.

UPDATED – Merger Case: M.9406 — Lone Star — Stark Group/Saint-Gobain BDD

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Report: The Environmental Footprint Family – bringing clarity to the crowded field of footprint studies

In a new JRC-led article, leading global scientists bring existing environmental footprints into a single environmental footprint family that can be used to more accurately assess, and identify ways to ensure, local and planetary environmental sustainability.

Merger Case: M.9494 EQUISTONE PARTNERS EUROPE / HERAS

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Public Consultation: End-of-life vehicles – evaluating the EU rules

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Event: Smart City Solutions (Stuttgart, 17-19 September 2019)

The high-ranking conference SMART CITY SOLUTIONS DIALOGUE offers renowned speakers. Short and compact, the speakers make you fit for the Smart City theme. In addition to the conference programme, cities meet with each other and with solution providers to share ideas in the Meetup area.

Event: Circular Economy – A Fresh View on Petrochemistry (Dresden, Germany, 9-11 October 2019)

The Conference is jointly organized by the Petrochemistry Division of DGMK, the Division of Industrial Chemistry of the Società Chimica Italiana (SCI) and ÖGEW Österreichische Gesellschaft für Erdölwissenschaften.

Event: The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Building Materials (Eindhoven, 12-15 August 2019)

The building sector is by far the largest consumer of raw materials and producer of human-made materials. From a sustainability and circularity point of view, the effects of this demand can among others be mitigated using biogenic resources, smart material design, enhanced durability, functionalization, reuse and recycling, and the use of side streams (“waste”). The conference addresses this challenge starting from a scientific approach: building materials science being a syncretic discipline hybridizing mineralogy, ceramics, solid-state physics, chemistry, metallurgy and biology.

UPDATED – Press Release: Environmental Implementation Review: Commission helps Member States to better apply EU environment rules to protect citizens and enhance their quality of life

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Press Release: EESC calls on Commission to better reconcile its industry and energy legislation with its climate policy

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls on the Commission to reflect in more depth on policy options that help both to reduce greenhouse gases and thus fight climate change and to maintain competitiveness. 

Press Release: Newly discovered proteins boost booming biomaterials market

EU-funded researchers have discovered new families of proteins and enzymes that will enable the development of novel plant-based biomaterials, potentially providing viable sustainable and renewable alternatives to plastics and other fossil-fuel-derived materials and chemicals.

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