About: environmental sustainability

There’s no escape from the ‘economics of enough’

If we want to reduce the use of natural resources and energy in absolute terms, a sufficiency strategy is needed to complement the eco-efficiency and circular economy approaches, write Riccardo Mastini and Leida Rijnhout.
Economy & Jobs 07-12-2017

Which is more blue, Arctic sealing or the EU seal ban?

The EU advocates for Blue Economy, the new framework for the sustainable growth in the marine sector. Does Arctic sealing, a traditional activity widely condemned by the EU and others, actually qualify as a component of the blue economy?

Boosting investment in the green economy

The Paris Agreement on climate change and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations were key milestones on the road towards an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy in Europe.
Agrifood 14-12-2016

Europe’s CAP: A complicated jigsaw puzzle of divided interests

Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy has to satisfy multiple interests and now resembles a giant jigsaw puzzle further complicated with each successive reform. EURACTIV's Spanish partner EFEAgro reports.

Rethinking debt, redefining development

Europe cannot build healthy societies and vibrant economies on a degraded and diminished ‘natural capital’ as this ecological debt would ultimately lead to its demise, writes Demetres Karavellas.
Regional Policy 26-11-2015

Regions push for ‘bottom-up’ approach to climate change mitigation

SPECIAL REPORT / Ahead of COP21, EU cities and regions are seeking a bigger role and an expanded toolbox to implement any climate agreement reached in Paris.

Commission seeks solutions to ‘confusing’ Green labelled products

SPECIAL REPORT / Adopting common methodologies to measure products’ environmental footprint is part of the EU’s efforts to move toward a green single market. But communicating this environmental information is a huge challenge.

‘Circular economy’ must be regulation-light and market-driven, says EPP

EXCLUSIVE / Centre right EU leaders will demand the European Commission ensures its new 'circular economy' package of waste, recycling and incineration laws is based on a light regulatory touch and is driven by market forces.
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TEPPFA Forum 2015 – Environmental Sustainability for products and buildings

Stakeholders and policymakers came together to discuss a relevant aspect of the industry: Environmental Sustainability. The technical debate originated from simple questions: “can sustainable construction products build sustainable buildings?”, “is benchmarking thinkable for construction products?”

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