The Commission has launched a four-week feedback period, open until 3 May 2023, on a new set of EU taxonomy criteria for economic activities making a substantial contribution to one or more of the following environmental objectives:
sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources
transition to a circular economy
pollution prevention and control, and
protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems.
Four calls for proposals are currently open to provide funding for projects implementing the Green Deal at local and regional level. Please note that these calls are open to all legal entities that are eligible to apply for funding under the Horizon Europe programme.
CINEA will be holding various virtual information sessions on the LIFE 2023 calls for proposals from 25 to 26 April. These live sessions will guide potential applicants through the LIFE programme, the calls for proposals and the priority topics for 2023.
Are you looking for support with rolling out investments financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund under cohesion policy's Policy Objective 2 for 2021-2027 on a greener, low-carbon transition towards a net-zero carbon economy?
Apply now to become a member of one of the three Working Groups on Energy, Climate and Environment. These groups will bring public authorities rolling out cohesion policy funds together with stakeholders to discuss specific issues and challenges regarding the use of these funds to deliver the European Green Deal.
Re-using textiles locally is the most sustainable way to close the textiles loop as well as to deliver local jobs for the circular and just transition.
Social enterprises in the re-use sector seek to implement the waste hierarchy and abide by the proximity principle. As such, they manage to extend textile products’ lifetime locally while equipping vulnerable individuals with circular skills and building local communities.
This paper by RREUSE outlines good practices in responsible used-textile management carried out by our social enterprises community. It focuses on ways to improve textile collection and local reuse and bolster textile transparency.
This report from the HOOP Project describes the methodological approach for identifying circular business models for bio-waste.
It presents an analysis of the business models behind 15 successful solutions for bio-waste valorisation and proposes a template business canvas for bio-waste valorisation. The report also presents a new integrated circular business model typology focused on bio-waste, along with drivers and barriers related to the implementation of circular business models in bio-waste valorisation.
Each of the eight HOOP Lighthouse Cities and Regions has set up its own local or regional Biowaste Club and carried out its first stakeholder engagement activities through Biowaste Club meetings. While some of these draw on existing local initiatives, others bring stakeholders together for the first time. In some Lighthouses, Biowaste Clubs are accompanied by citizen science activities.
This report documents the stakeholder engagement activities that have taken place so far and what can be expected next.