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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/stratprog_overarching_version_for_publication.pdf

 

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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Promoting green industry: UNIDO renews partnership with Japanese eco-town

29 July, 2013

Kitakyushu - a Japanese town that serves as an example of city paying strong attention to environmental issues in its development

 

Towards a green economy in Europe

26 July, 2013

European Environment Agency has published the report "Towards a green economy in Europe" that provides comprehensive overview of European Union environment policy targets and objectives.

 

EU legislation has established more than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives to be met between 2010 and 2050. Together, these can provide useful milestones supporting Europe’s transition towards a ‘green economy’.

 

European Resource Efficiency Platform pushes for "product passports"

25 July, 2013

The European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP), a high-level group set up to guide European policymakers, has published an interim set of recommendations. Among them is a proposals for “product passports” – a set of information about the components and materials that a product contains, and how they can be disassembled and recycled at the end of the product's useful life.

 

Call for Tender - Technical support to the revision of Ecolabel and GPP criteria

24 July, 2013

A new call for tender has been published that is intended to provide the Commission with services that support the revision of Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement criteria of 5 product groups:

 

- Lot 1: Cleaning services

- Lot 2: Wooden floor coverings

- Lot 3: Tourist accommodation and camp sites

- Lot 4: Dishwasher detergents and industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents

- Lot 5: Laundry detergents and industrial and institutional laundry

 

Tender deadline: 14/08/2013.

 

80 % of Europeans are concerned about the environmental impact of products

23 July, 2013

According to a new survey, most Europeans would be prepared to change their purchasing habits and buy more environmentally-friendly products, but many feel they lack information and distrust manufacturers' environmental claims. The survey on the "Attitudes of Europeans towards building the single market for green products" indicates that more than three-quarters of respondents are willing to pay more for environmentally-friendly products if they were confident that the products are truly environmentally-friendly (77%).

World Bank Calls for Europe and Central Asia to move from ‘Brown’ to ‘Green’ Growth

26 June, 2013

The economic costs and social impacts of climate change threaten the prosperity of the Europe and Central Asia region.  But well-designed climate action can bring numerous benefits, while also being cost-effective. A set of three World Bank reports launched today in Brussels with the European Commission focus on the ‘here and now’ of policies to fight climate change.

 

COST Call for Proposals

24 June, 2013

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) call for proposals has been open.

 

COST brings together researchers and experts in different countries working on specific topics. COST does not fund research itself, but supports networking activities such as meetings, conferences, short-term scientific exchanges and outreach activities.

 

Central Europe launches tender for thematic studies on Energy efficiency and renewable energy

19 June, 2013

The Central Europe Programme has published three tenders for thematic studies on “Energy efficiency and renewable energies", “Demographic change and knowledge development” and “Cultural heritage and creative resources”. The deadline for submitting non-binding offers is 19 July 2013 at 17.00 pm (Vienna local time).

 

Natural resources extraction costs are becoming unfeasible, warns Club of Rome

11 June, 2013

High-grade global deposits of coal, oil, gas and other minerals are declining to levels where extraction costs will increase dramatically, says Ugo Bardi, energy expert in a new Report to the Club of Rome.

 

UNEP launches knowledge and cooperation platform for a sustainable future

6 June, 2013

In the face of economic crises, increasing environmental degradation and the menace of climate change, the global community needs to do more and better with a more-efficient use of the Earth's natural resources.