• ECOLISE annual gathering marks beginning of a new phase

    (24 March 2017) – Over 30 people from throughout Europe gathered on 6-8 March – in person and online – at ECOLISE’s third annual general assembly, in the Basque country. The two-day meeting, which was hosted by the Amalurra community, took stock of 2016, celebrated ECOLISE’s achievements, planned for 2017 and elected a new council. […]

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  • Transformative Action Award launched

    (14 March 2017) – The European Sustainable Cities Platform announces the launch of the first edition of the Transformative Action Award. Cities, regions and civil society organisations are invited to submit their applications. The Transformative Action Award rewards ongoing or concluded innovative local and regional initiatives that achieve a socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of […]

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  • Share of renewables in energy consumption still on the rise

    (14 March 2017) – In 2015, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.7% in the European Union nearly double 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available. Since 2004, the share of renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy grew significantly in all […]

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  • Open loops to economic development models and social innovation

    (10 March 2017) – Katalin Kolosy (AEIDL) attended the seminar, ‘New economy models and social innovation: an opportunity for a better Europe’, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee and the Global Hub for the Common Good on 16 February in Brussels. The event brought together a panel of stakeholders representing emerging models of […]

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  • A toolbox of ideas towards a zero carbon society

    (04 March 2017) – The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) has produced a new report. ‘Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen’ offers a ‘toolbox’ of ideas that can help inspire, inform and enable us to make change happen. The CAT’s latest research report, ‘Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen’, explores the economic, cultural and psychological […]

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  • The Essential Guide to Doing Transition

    (03 March 2017) – Transition Network has published a beginner’s guide to transition. ‘The Essential Guide to Doing Transition’ is already available in English, Spanish and French. Transition Network has 10 years’ experience of supporting groups bringing transition to life in over 50 countries, in towns, cities, villages, institutions. They have a clear idea now […]

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  • Three post-doctoral positions for research on the commons

    (01 March 2017) – The Research Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is looking for three post-doctoral researchers in the framework of the project ‘Heteropolitics: Refiguring the Common and the Political’. The project is coordinated by Prof. Alexandros Kioupkiolis, and funded by the European Commission. The work contract will run until 31 March 2020 with […]

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  • Enhancing Regional Renewables Cooperation in the EU

    (27 February 2017) – The Heinrich Böll Foundation and the World Future Council have published an interesting report on energy transition, based on a study tour from Copenhagen to Brussels, via Germany and the Netherlands. The goal was to study cross-border, transnational and interregional projects contributing to Europe’s energy transition. Certain cross-border projects demonstrate high […]

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  • Agroecology: The Bold Future of Farming in Africa

    (22 February 2017) – The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has launched a publication highlighting the huge potential of agroecology to feed Africa, fix broken food systems and repair damaged landscapes, providing abundant healthy and nutritious food sustainably while increasing incomes and improving climate resilience. The 88 page illustrated book showcases 15 case […]

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  • Energy consumption in the EU below its 1990 level, but dependency on fossils fuels is high

    (20 February 2017) – In 2015, gross inland energy consumption amounted in the EU to 1 626 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), below its 1990 level (-2.5%). However, over this period, EU dependency on imports of fossils fuels has increased, with 73% imported in 2015 compared with just over half (53%) in 1990. With […]

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