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Building a climate-resilient future: A new EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change

Last week the European Commission adopted a new EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change. Building on the 2013 Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, the aim of the new proposal is to shift the focus from understanding the problem to developing solutions, and to move from planning to implementation...
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LIFE Programme: EU invests €121 million in environment, nature and climate action projects

The European Commission has announced an investment of €121 million for new integrated projects under the LIFE programme for the environment and climate action. This funding – which has increased by 20% compared to last year – will promote the green recovery and help Belgium, Germany, Ireland...
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CTA co-organizes an international event on the challenges of organic production in Europe

This event is part of the European PIC cluster, made up of 10 entities, including CTA, with the aim of promoting innovation around plant production. CTA, in collaboration with the European clusters Vegepolys Valley (France), Greenport West-Holland (Netherlands) and Clust-ER (Italy), organized an...
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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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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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Join the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance has been established by the European Commission to support the development of a clean and globally competitive hydrogen industry in Europe. Clean hydrogen technologies have the potential to achieve deep decarbonisation of some of Europe’s highest emitting...
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First “Green Deal” funding from European Innovation Council awards €307 million to 64 start-ups

The European Innovation Council has awarded over €307 million to 64 game-changing ‘green deal’ start-ups and SMEs contributing to the objectives of the European Green Deal Strategy and the Recovery Plan for Europe. Winning proposals range from innovative solutions for the automotive, aerospace and...
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Views of public authorities sought on consumers' role in green transition

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST) is seeking the views of public bodies on ways to empower consumers to play an active role in the green transition. A preparatory study is being carried out in the context of the European Green Deal, which provides a...
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Energy system integration and hydrogen strategies adopted to help power climate-neutral Europe

To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts for 75% of the European Union's (EU) greenhouse gas emissions. The newly-adopted EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen aim to pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected...