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  • New handbook on review process for assessing Governments’ SDG performance

    6 November 2018 – ECOLISE members and those involved in community-led action on climate change and sustainability will be interested to know about some very useful tools which have been developed to engage with governments in examining their performance in implementing the SDGs. These so-called Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) have been developed by the UN […]

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  • Reflections from Brussels conferences: Postgrowth and Citizens collaborating with municipalities

    (9 October 2018) In late September ECOLISE was closely involved with two ground-breaking events which took place in Brussels – the Post-growth Conference and its Preparation Day, and the Civil society and municipalities conference co-hosted by ECOLISE and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in collaboration with the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and […]

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  • Communities, collaboration are vital in responding to IPCC’s unequivocal 1.5°C report

    (8 October 2018) – Responding to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 1.5°C special report published today, Eamon O’Hara, executive director of ECOLISE, said: “The report’s clear message of urgency and hope will only serve to encourage the thousands of communities across Europe and beyond that are already creatively transforming their way of life […]

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  • Making climate a priority in the EU LEADER programme

    (8 Oct 2018) –  ECOLISE executive director, Eamon O’Hara (centre, above), recently participated in the LEADER Reloaded conference in Portugal, where he underlined the need to put climate and transition centre stage in the next round of the EU’s LEADER programme for rural development. Organised by ELARD (the European LEADER Association for Rural Development), the […]

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  • Communities in 22 countries are celebrating the European Day of Sustainable Communities on 22nd September

    (12th September, 2018; updated 13th & 21st September) – Communities in 22 countries across Europe – from Sweden to Serbia and from Ireland to the Ukraine – are celebrating the 2nd European Day of Sustainable Communities (EDSC) on 22nd September 2018. The EDSC is a celebration of the efforts and achievements of the thousands of […]

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