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IRELAND: Presenting the Rediscovery Centre: the Irish National Centre for the Circular Economy

IRELAND: Presenting the Rediscovery Centre: the Irish National Centre for the Circular Economy

By Laura Niessen, Rediscovery Centre The Rediscovery Centre is a creative space connecting people, ideas and resources to support low carbon living. We bring together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftsmen united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and reuse. As the Irish National Centre for the Circular […]

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Europe needs ‘sustainability and wellbeing pact’

Nick Meynen, EEB More than 200 experts use Europe Day to call for systemic changes to deal with the climate crisis, species extinction and inequality. The echo from the streets of Europe and beyond is ‘system change, not climate change’. When climate activist Greta Thunberg met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, she told him to […]

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MEMO TO EU LEADERS: MAKE EUROPE SUSTAINABLE NOW

By KHALED DIAB, EEB An alliance of more than 50 of Europe’s leading civil society organisations urged EU heads of state and government as they gathered for a summit in Sibiu, Romania, to nominate and select European commissioners who will support and serve present and future generations, and prioritise environment, quality of life and decent […]

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What kinds of agriculture will help us reach the sustainable development goals? Those that help and those that hinder

By Peter Stevenson, Chief Policy Adviser Compassion in World Farming The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has said: “Our inefficient food system is threatening human health and environmental sustainability … The current agribusiness model benefits the few at the expense of the many: small-scale farmers, the essence of rural livelihoods and backbone of food […]

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Stand Up For Integrity – 2019 EU Elections Pledge

By Matilde Manzi, Transparency International EU Putting Integrity First The European Parliament elections this year are an opportunity for democratic renewal, a renewal that places integrity, openness and fairness at the heart of the European Union. Transparency International is calling on candidates for the European Parliament and the Presidency of the European Commission to commit […]

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Ecofeminist scorecard

By Jane Kenny, WECF We have witnessed groundbreaking environmental campaigns in recent years: Greta Thunberg’s #fridaysforfuture fervour, the #imadeyourclothes anti-fast fashion campaign and the #environmenstrual action, as well as the #breakfreefromplastic movement. Young womxn have mobilised in immense numbers for these environmental issues, but there is another call to action on the horizon. The European […]

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CIRC4Life

By Make Mothers Matter CIRC4Life is a project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme with 17 partners from across 8 EU countries. It aims to develop 3 business models in 4 sectors based on the circular economy. It will include: co-creation of products and services, sustainable consumption, & collaborative recycling and reuse. The co-creation of […]

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ABOUT THE FAIR TIMES CAMPAIGN

By FTAO The Fair Times campaign is a pan-European campaign coordinated by five civil society network organisations FTAO (Fair Trade Movement), IFOAM-EU (Organic Agriculture), CIDSE (Catholic development agencies), ECOLISE (community led initiatives on climate change and sustainability), and RIPESS-EU (Social Solidarity Economy) calling for a fair and sustainable European consumption and production agenda. The campaign […]

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