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Sustainable business models in evolving times - Clusters greening SMEs through the Towards Green Transition Facility

The ECCP’s Towards Green Transition Facility (TGTF) has been supporting 25 selected clusters with targeted business advice through a team of hand-picked world-class advisors from around the world. Throughout September and October 2021, the facility launched its first two cross-cutting support...
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The European Commission Issues First Green Bond

Under NextGenerationEU (the recovery plan for Europe), the European Commission has issued its first green bond. €12 billion will be dedicated to green and sustainable investments across the EU, making it the world's largest-ever green bond. It will finance member states' environmentally beneficial...
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Interreg's factsheet on the Mediterranean Green Growth community

Are you interested in how EU regions are adapting to the green transition? The Green Growth Community (GGC) promotes sustainable development and management of natural resources in the Mediterranean by enhancing cross-sectoral innovation practices through an integrated approach. Their methodology is...
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Learn about Horizon Europe's missions

Horizon Europe is the new EU framework programme for research and innovation which succeeds Horizon 2020. Within the clusters of pillar II, it will incorporate research and innovation missions. The Commission wants to co-create missions with citizens and stakeholders. Broad participation from the...
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First sustainability workshops organised by Towards Green Transition Facility winners

The ‘Towards Green Transition’ Facility is an initiative by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) which enables clusters registered at the ECCP to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support by highly qualified advisors. The winners were...
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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...