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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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New innovation partnership to tackle water challenges

18 June, 2012

The European Commission proposed on 14 May 2012 a new European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water. The partnership will bring together all relevant actors across borders and sectors to accelerate the development and uptake of innovative solutions to address water challenges. The partnership will gather all relevant stakeholders, such as the water sector, small and medium sized enterprises, the research community, local governments, water-using industries, and the financial sector. It will focus on urban, rural and industrial water management, and several cross cutting themes.

Global Outlook Report looks at worldwide efforts in promoting SCP

12 June, 2012

Successful initiatives to promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) are flourishing around the globe, but further efforts are needed to embed such practices in existing policy frameworks, according to the new Global Outlook Report published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the European Commission.

 

What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management

7 June, 2012

The World Bank has published a report on municipal solid waste providing consolidated data on its generation, collection, composition, and disposal by country and by region.

 

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Greening the United Nations Charter

5 June, 2012

The slow progress in the preparation for the Rio+20 conference indicates that fundamental reforms in the UN system are needed, argues new paper in Environment magazine.

Practical guide to green products and services

24 May, 2012

A new JRC report provides key information for policy makers and business managers on how to assess the environmental impacts of products and services through more consistent and better quality life cycle assessments.

 

Eco-innovation opportunities in nine sectors of the EU economy

10 May, 2012

The European Commission has recently published the study "Eco-innovation opportunities in nine sectors of the EU economy" performed by TNO under the Europe Innova (an initiative of DG ENTR).

 

State of the World 2012 Symposium

19 April, 2012

On April 25th, the Worldwatch Institute celebrates the European release of State of the World 2012: Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity. This special edition of Worldwatch's flagship publication aims to facilitate dialogue around the issue of sustainable development by showcasing the creative policies and fresh approaches that will take center stage at this year's Rio+20 U.N. Conference.

 

OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050

16 April, 2012

OECD has published the "OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction". Using modelling, it looks forward to the year 2050 to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment if the world does not adopt more ambitious green policies. It also looks at what policies could change that picture for the better.

 

ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Higher Education - Call for Proposals

2 April, 2012

The ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK II) Call for Proposals has been published. It is designed to continue fostering co-operation in the field of Higher Education between the countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP States) and the European Union. EDULINK will improve the effectiveness, management, visibility and hence the impact of ACP-EU co-operation in the field of higher education. The Programme aims at promoting innovation in HEIs in the ACP States and, hence, at ensuring their competitiveness in the global environment.

Sustainable Innovation 2012 - Call for Abstracts

30 March, 2012

The Centre for Sustainable Design organizes 17th international conference "Sustainable Innovation 2012: Resource Efficiency, Innovation and Lifestyles", as a part of ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences. The conference will take place in Bonn, Germany; 29th-30th October 2012.

 

The call for abstracts is now open with deadline 30th June 2012.

 

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