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  • Caprio film, Brexit, getting stoned, doing fun stuff and more in the Transition Network Newsletter

    (04 November 2016) – The Transition Network Newsletter opens this month with a review of an irony free film about Climate Change by the owner of a $200m yacht, an award for a film, a new inspiring French film and two pieces on Brexit. It really isn’t time for everybody to get stoned (as might […]

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  • Paris Agreement enters into force

    (04 November 2016) – The Paris Agreement legally enters into force today; 30 days after the EU’s ratification pushed it past the threshold to take effect. The event comes less than a year after the landmark agreement was adopted and just days ahead of the UN climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The annual United Nations […]

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  • Towards an integrated rural development policy 2.0

    (03 November 2016) – In an article published by ARC 2020, rural sociologist Jan Douwe van der Ploeg (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) outlines his vision for what he calls integrated rural development. In recent years, European agriculture has effectively moved from a highly protected system towards a liberalized sector, with a strong orientation towards the […]

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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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