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  • Going local: Empowering cities to lead EU decarbonisation

    (05 December 2016) – Cities have the opportunity to be the key drivers of decarbonisation, but this will require the implementation of a new bottom-up governance system. A paper, published by Bruegel, outlines a four-step mechanism in order to achieve decarbonisation at city level. Decarbonisation and digitalisation are reshaping the European energy system, which will […]

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  • Land and Soil Management Award

    (28 November 2016) – The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) has launched the 2016-2017 edition of its Land and Soil Management Award. Sustainable land and soil management is central to improve our food systems, maintain a healthy environment and ensure European rural development. Indeed, soils, through their structure and the great variety of species they host, […]

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  • It’s Time to Celebrate Terra Madre Day!

    (24 November 2016) – Held every year on December 10, Terra Madre Day serves as an opportunity to intensify the public awareness on the severe loss of biodiversity that is threatening food security and contributing to climate change. The Terra Madre network is made up of farmers, fishers, producers and cooks who with their vision […]

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  • Sustainable development: a glance at where the European Union stands

    (22 November 2016) – Today Eurostat issues the publication “Sustainable Development in the European Union – A statistical glance from the viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”. It provides an overview of the current situation of the EU and its Member States in relation to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are at […]

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  • How to amplify agroecology

    (18 November 2016) – ILEIA – Centre for learning on sustainable agriculture, an independent organisation based in the Netherlands that supports agro-ecological approaches and family farming, has published a new report on how to amplify agroecology. In May 2016, the AgroEcology Fund (AEF) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) brought together 70 […]

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