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Registration is open for the SusChem 2017 Brokerage event, which will take place on 18 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

The Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020 is expected to be officially published in October and until then you can consult a Commission document that describes the context for the entire strategic programming process, which will guide the preparation of the work programme itself, here:

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/horizon2020/files/strat...

 

Grant-It and the SusChem brokerage event

Participants can propose their project ideas for the 2018 and 2019 calls of Horizon 2020 on GRANT-IT – a one-stop access to funding opportunities from the European Commission and Regional and National governments in the field of sustainable chemistry.

SusChem members can use GRANT-IT resources for free to search for funding, identify project opportunities, propose project ideas and search for potential project partners. SusChem members can log-in with their SusChem username and password.

Submitting your project ideas via GRANT-IT will make it available to the whole SusChem community and allow interested partners to contact you for meeting requests when the brokerage speed dating tool is open.

For more information and registration, please visit the SusChem 2017 Brokerage event registration portal or contact SusChem Secretariat atsuschem [at] suschem [dot] org.

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LIFE+ Call for Proposals 2013

25 February, 2013

The seventh LIFE+ call for proposals was published by the European Commission on 19 February, 2013, with up to €278 million available for co-financing of projects under three headings:

- Nature and Biodiversity (NAT);

- Environment Policy and Governance (ENV);

- Information and Communication (INF).

 

Reducing the EU's dependency on raw materials

13 February, 2013

European Commission has launched the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, bringing together Member States and other stakeholders to help make Europe a world leader in raw materials exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution by 2020. To this end, the Commission proposes concrete targets to be achieved by 2020 to reduce Europe's dependency on imported raw materials, to replace rare materials with substitutes and to set up innovative pilot actions, e.g. pilot plants for exploration, mining, processing, collecting and recycling.

European Parliament takes action to implement European CSR strategy

7 February, 2013

The European Parliament is taking steps to implement the EU strategy 2011-2014 for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The strategy, released by the European Commission in October 2011, marked a further increase in government activity around corporate transparency, and an important milestone in the history of EU CSR policy.

A key focus of the strategy is improving companies’ disclosure of social and environmental information. It also encourages public authorities to take steps to improve disclosure of their own social and environmental performance.

 

The cost of ignoring the warning signs

30 January, 2013

European Environment Agency publishes ‘Late Lessons from Early Warnings, volume II’

 

New technologies have sometimes had very harmful effects, but in many cases the early warning signs have been suppressed or ignored. The second volume of Late Lessons from Early Warnings investigates specific cases where danger signals have gone unheeded, in some cases leading to deaths, illness and environmental destruction.

 

ERSCP 2013 - Call for abstracts extended

17 January, 2013

The organizers of the 16th Conference of the ERSCP - European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production and the 7th Conference of the EMSU - Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (Istanbul, 4-7 June 2013) have decided to extend the Call for Abstracts deadline until 31st January 2013.

 

You are kindly invited to submit your abstract at the official conference website.

GRI’S GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND REPORTING - registration

11 January, 2013

The 2013 Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting will be a three-day event, including training sessions, workshops and networking time. A year-long process of community-building activities precedes the Conference, engaging business leaders and other stakeholders globally to develop a compelling agenda. The theme of this year’s Conference is Information – Integration – Innovation.

European Commission publishes results from stakeholder consultation on Sustainable Consumption and Production

11 January, 2013

 

European stakeholders want to see a higher level of synergy and complementarity between EU sustainable consumption and production (SCP) regulatory instruments according to the results of a survey published by DG Environment. Stronger harmonisation and alignment among existing instruments, rather than the introduction of a new legal framework for sustainable products, are among the key findings of the ‘Consultation on Delivering more Sustainable Consumption and Production’.

Intelligent Energy Europe Call 2013

27 December, 2012

The new (2013) call for proposals has been published under Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE), which objective is to contribute to secure, sustainable and competitively priced energy for Europe. There will be € 65 million available for funding in 2013. The deadline for submission is 8 May 2013.

 

All the necessary links, documents and guidance to help potential applicants are available at IEE website.

 

European Commission grants $1.59 billion for renewable energy demonstration projects

21 December, 2012

The European Commission gave out over 1.2 billion euro ($1.59 billion) in grants this week to 23 “highly innovative” renewable energy demonstration projects in a bid to boost the development of clean technologies in the European Union.

 

The funds were taken from revenues obtained from the sale of 200 million emissions allowances from new participants’ reserve of the E.U. Emissions Trading System.

 

European Commission finalises ecodesign plans for 2012-14

20 December, 2012

The European Commission has finalised its working plan for energy-using products to be covered under the European Ecodesign Directive for 2012-14. It has established an indicative list of twelve broad product groupsto be considered for the adoption of implementing measures designed to increase resource efficiency and cut greenhouse emissions. The list includes water-related products such as showerheads and taps, steam boilers, windows, computer servers, smart meters and wine coolers.