The shift from a linear to a circular model requires a total reshuffle of the way we produce, sell and consume resources in our economy. This high-level conference will showcase cutting-edge retail & wholesale market solutions for a more circular economy, how to scale those up and how regulation can enable fast deployment.
At the 2015 Milan World Expo Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, announced his intention to launch a food research area by World Food Day 2016, presenting a single thematic research and innovation narrative built on a number of key food and nutrition security priorities.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed the first finance agreement worth EUR 126 million (out of a total financing support of EUR 172 million) to improve wastewater infrastructure and access to sanitation services in the Fayoum Governorate in Egypt.
The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive1 aims to protect the environment from the adverse effects caused by the discharge of urban waste water (domestic water and industrial waste water). That directive provides, among other things, that Member States were to ensure that all agglomerations with a ‘population equivalent’2 of over 15 000 were equipped with collection systems for urban waste water by 31 December 2000 at the latest. Furthermore, urban waste water from such agglomerations must be treated prior to discharge.