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  • Transition and citizen-led sustainability groups inspire European municipalities to action

    (9 May 2017) – Across Europe municipalities are teaming up with Transition Network and other citizen-led movements to help boost their efforts in creating sustainable change. In Brussels, Belgium, an upcoming gathering of citizen-led sustainability initiatives on 13 May 2017 will consider the relationship between public authorities and the region’s widespread and varied citizen-led movement. […]

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  • Information for Action on Climate Change

    (8 May 2017) – A new international project has begun to produce a website compiling crucial information about practical steps that, if widely adopted, would support reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to below critical thresholds for climate change. ‘Information for Action on Climate Change’ is being spearheaded by the Permaculture Solutions for Climate Change […]

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  • ECOLISE launches new book: ‘Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation’

    (4 May 2017) – Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation: People, Place, Practice, Power, Politics and Possibility in Transition is a cutting-edge collection of reporting, theory, commentary and analysis at the interface of research and practice towards community resilience. Its content ranges from first hand accounts of the Transition Movement in the UK, Canada and […]

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  • CO2 emissions in the EU have slightly decreased

    (04 May 2017) – Eurostat estimates that in 2016 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 0.4% in the European Union, compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such […]

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  • President of Ireland praises ecovillages

    (3 May 2017) – The Irish President Michael D Higgins has applauded the international ecovillage movement in a speech at Ireland’s first and largest ecovillage in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary. The mission of the Global Ecovillage Network was ‘inspiring’, he said, and quoted: ‘A world of empowered people and communities designing pathways to a sustainable future […]

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