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  • Community-led social solidarity economy initiatives deliver SDGs

    Community-led initiatives are using social solidarity economy as a way of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new academic paper co-written by several ECOLISE members and partners. The paper includes case studies of permaculture enterprise in the UK, Tamera ecovillage, solidarity markets in Latin America, and Gaia Education’s work supporting Senegalese smallholders […]

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  • Atlas of Utopias features 33 community-led transformations from 24 countries

    The 2019 edition of the Atlas of Utopias is a unique collection of community-led transformations of water, energy, food and housing systems, featuring 33 stories from 24 countries. An initiative by Transformative Cities, the atlas is now live online. The cases show how public solutions based on principles of cooperation and solidarity rather than competition […]

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  • Insights from Heidelberg: ECOLISE’s Tom Henfrey reflects on international Climate conference

    In late May, I visited the beautiful city of Heidelberg, taking up an invitation to represent ECOLISE as a keynote listener at the ICCA 2019 conference on Collaboration for Climate Action. ICCA 2019 was a partnership of the three main levels of German government, federal, regional and local: the national Environment Ministry, the State of […]

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  • ECOLISE on board with new European energy transition project

    A new collaborative project on collective energy transition began in Turin, Italy last month, with ECOLISE as a partner. COMETS (Collective Action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation) is focussed on researching the impact of Collective Action Initiatives (CAIs) at European level for energy transition and social innovation, and proposing tools and methodologies to […]

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  • ECOLISE & partners launch European Day of Sustainable Communities 2019

    ECOLISE has launched the European Day of Sustainable Communities 2019 (EDSC19) with a call to citizens, communities and organisations committed to transformation in the face of ecological and climate breakdown to join in co-creating the day. EDSC19 is a celebration of local communities taking action for an inclusive, regenerative and zero-carbon Europe. Last year events […]

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