The Taskforce for climate neutral and circular materials and products was launched at COP26 in September 2021, convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. The Taskforce to positively influence policy discussions by enabling progressive businesses across sectors and value chains to join forces. It seeks to bring together companies committed to using climate neutral and sustainable materials and which are raising awareness about the need for EU measures to help decarbonise materials.
The key objective is to drive the development and implementation of and support for more ambitious, future-proof policies, programmes and initiatives in Europe with a view to creating an ecosystem moving rapidly away from the energy- and resource-intensive production of materials.
The Economy of Francesco is a platform set up upon a call from Pope Francis for young entrepreneurs, researchers and economists to work together to transform today’s economy with a view to combating the culture of waste and promoting social justice.
The initial call received over 3000 applications from 120 countries, showing that there is a whole community that feels deeply about this. Annual events are in line with the Ecology of Francesco's principles for reduced environmental impact.
EoF provides a regular programme of initiatives organised at regional or local level in the form of workshops, laboratories, seminars, conferences, round tables, calls for action and much more.