• 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Energy Poverty Handbook

    (20 February 2017) – Energy poverty is an issue in Europe. A recently published ‘Energy Poverty Handbook’ shows that eliminating energy poverty is not only desirable but also possible. Can you imagine that there are still many people in Europe in 2017 who need to choose between heating and eating?

  • Permaculture practitioners meet academics: ‘Designing Research for the World We Want’

    (17 February 2017) – In the latest edition of its newsletter the Permaculture Association has posted a report on a course that explored the ‘fertile edges’ of permaculture action-research. For a total of five days (9-13 October 2016), ‘Casa Vale da Lama’, an educational farm and eco-resort near Lagos, Portugal,

  • Green Week 2017 – Call for partner events

    (16 February 2017) – The dates are set for the EU Green Week 2017, Europe’s leading environment event. From 29 May to 2 June 2017, EU Green Week will take place in Brussels and across Europe. The theme for this year is ‘Green Jobs for a Greener Future’. The EU