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  • A LIFE-line for 144 innovative projects investing for a better environment and climate action

    (03 November 2016) – The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million to support Europe’s transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding will spur additional investments leading to a total of €398.6 million to be invested into 144 new LIFE projects in 23 Member States. €323.5 million will […]

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  • Organic farming on the rise in the EU

    (25 October 2016) – At the end of 2015, 271 500 organic agricultural producers were registered in the European Union, an increase of 5.4% compared with 2014. With more than 11 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2015, organic farming made up 6.2% of the EU total utilised agricultural area (UAA). […]

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  • ECOLISE launches the ‘European Day of Sustainable Communities’

    (17 October 2016) – Registration is now open for the first European Day of Sustainable Communities, which will take place on the 23 September 2017, showcasing some of the many groundbreaking initiatives in communities across Europe that are leading the way towards a low-carbon, ecological future. Ecovillages, Transition initiatives, permaculture projects and many other citizen […]

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  • REALS policy recommendations

    (14 October 2016) – Partners of REALS, a transition cooperation project between Sweden, Russia and Belarus which ended in August 2016, developed a set of policy recommendations. You can find the document here. The work has really been a learning journey for a few of us in the project group who drafted the document, which […]

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  • Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison (1928-2016)

    (13 October 2016) – A moving tribute to Bill Mollison, who died 24 September in Tasmania, a true pioneer who gave up a promising academic career to challenge the status quo and establish the global Permaculture movement. A few people are born who are world class heroes to those who know them and unknown to […]

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