A new study by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) summarises the contribution of its projects to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations (UN). The majority of BBI JU’s projects reported a contribution to the SDG 12 ‘Responsible Consumption & Production’, SDG 13 ‘Climate Action’, and SDG 9 ‘Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure’. A high number of projects also mentioned their contribution to the SDG 8 ‘Decent Work & Economic Growth’, and SDG 3 ‘Good Health & Well-Being’.
BIOKET 2020 has an inspiring and targeted conference program which will tackle topics such as advanced and innovative biomass pretreatment; technologies for biomass conversion and functionalization; extraction, separation and purification of biomass; process modelisation and analytical methods and tools; innovative tools; design of bioprocesses, advanced fermentation.
The Horizon 2020 DECISIVE project demonstrates the ability to decrease the production of urban waste and to increase recycling and recovery. It focuses on decentralised management and valorisation of bio-waste in a short cycle. It will contribute to change the management of urban organic material from “import-consumption-waste” to responsible production and consumption until the final return of materials and energy to the production areas.
Civil society joins the debate at COP25 in Madrid on opportunities and challenges ahead following the approval of the EIB’s new lending policy
Many of the signatories to the Covenant of Mayors have used Technical Assistance (TA) facilities to develop projects as part of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans. In a recently-released booklet, we have gathered lessons learnt by cities and regions all across Europe which benefitted from, or are currently using one of the TAs, with the aim to help future beneficiaries in the application process.
The H2020 project SIMPLA supported local authorities in joining up their energy and mobility planning and delivered guidelines for integrated planning, which has been recognised by Europe’s main observatory on urban mobility (ELTIS) as good practice.