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The Towards Green Transition facility has started!

We are pleased to announce that the Towards Green Transition Facility has been launched.  The aim of the facility is to enable clusters to promote green transition skills among their members through technical advisory support by highly qualified advisors. Last week, separate orientation sessions...
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European Green Deal: A Sustainable Blue Economy in the EU

This week the European Commission proposed a new guidance for a sustainable blue economy in the European Union, which is key to both the Recovery Plan and European Green Deal. Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal said: “Healthy oceans are a precondition for a thriving blue...
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European Commission aims for zero pollution

The EU Action Plan: ‘Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil’ has been adopted by the European Commission. The new plan is a key part of the EU Green Deal and the primary focus of this year’s EU Green Week, which is the EU’s largest annual event on environmental policy, in June. The strategy...
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How can plastics be more sustainable?

Thanks to their versatility, plastics have become key materials in strategic sectors such as packaging, building and construction, transportation, renewable energy, medical devices, and even sport products. There are about 60,000 European companies in the plastics industry, mainly SMEs, employing...
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The Catalan Energy Cluster organizes a virtual visit to the European Commission to bring its members closer to energy, environment and mobility policies

The Catalan Energy Cluster (CEEC) together with the European Commission have organized a virtual day in Brussels to bring the latest developments in environmental, energy and mobility policies to CEEC members. The day began with an institutional welcome by Esther Izquierdo, President of the CEEC, by...

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Green Deal: Sustainable batteries for a circular and climate neutral economy

The European Commission has revealed proposals to modernise European Union (EU) legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan. Batteries that are more sustainable throughout their life cycle are key for the goals of the...
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European Commission unveils offshore renewable energy strategy

The European Commission has unveiled the European Union (EU) Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy as it steps up efforts to make the Union climate neutral by 2050. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe's offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300...
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More than 300 applications for share of €1 billion clean tech funding

More than 300 applications have been received in response to the €1 billion first call for large-scale projects of the Innovation Fund, the European Commission's funding programme to support the development of low-carbon technologies and innovative clean technology. A total of 311 submissions have...
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Circular economy is the model of the future - Timmermans

A sustainalble circular economy is the way forward for Europe as it seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans has said. The Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal was speaking on the first day of the Circular Economy...
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EU chemicals strategy aims to help deliver toxic-free environment

The European Commission has adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability as it seeks to achieve the zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal. The Strategy aims to boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals and increase the protection...
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European Green Deal call launched

The European Commission has launched a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe's unique ecosystems and biodiversity. The Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call, which seeks to spur Europe's recovery from the coronavirus...
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European Commission proposes 55% cut in emissions by 2030

The European Commission has revealed plans to reduce European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The announcement comes after Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union speech, in which she made the pledge, and accelaerates the...