About: sustainability

Mayor: ‘I told Cameron to give me the money to turn Bristol into a lab!’

The mayor of Bristol convinced British Prime Minister David Cameron to let him turn his city into a “laboratory for change”, telling him, “Give me the money!” before securing millions in funding for the "Green Capital" of the European Union.

EEA boss: Juncker plan and Energy Union should drive circular economy

EU policymakers must ensure that the Juncker investment plan and Energy Union leverages the circular economy, boosts decarbonisation, and enhances the environment, Hans Bruyninckx told EURACTIV in an interview.
Benjamin Bongardt [NABU/Eric Neuling]
Energy 27-11-2014

Sustainability expert: Circular economy package will survive Commission’s cuts

If the Juncker Commission wants to strengthen trust, maintain continuity and promote sustainability, it should not only uphold the previous Commission’s circular economy package, but further develop the waste policy measure, says Benjamin Bongardt, claiming public criticism from industry should not be taken seriously.
Oliver de Schutter.

UN official: EU needs to encourage social movements

The European institutions need to break out of their “formalist” approach to governance, instead facilitating diversity and collective learning, if they wish to gain the trust of citizens and build sustainable societies, argues Olivier de Schutter, the winner of last year’s Francqui Prize, one of Belgium’s most prestigious science awards.
Future EU 13-07-2011

INSEAD dean: Market Europe just like Coca-Cola

To forge a real sense of ownership and belonging, EU leaders and politicians should better market the European project, said the Indian dean of French business school INSEAD, Dipak C. Jain, in a recent interview with EURACTIV.

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