• Latest TRANSIT newsletter published

    (15 December 2016) – TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) has just published the December 2016 edition of its newsletter. Though autumn is an unavoidably busy time for many, the TRANSIT researchers have been in overdrive, pushing forward their work on transformative social innovation and inching ever-closer to…


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  • World’s surface water: a new interactive tool to guide climate action

    (12 December 2016) – The Global Surface Water Explorer is a new online interactive mapping tool consisting of 3 million satellite images that will be accessible to everyone and serve to improve European and global policies for example on climate change and water management. The maps, developed…


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  • Become an Ecological Designer

    (12 December 2016) – Do you want to learn to create elegant solutions carefully adapted to the bio-cultural uniqueness of this place? If you do, then becoming an ecological designer is for you. The ecological dimension of Gaia Education’s online course will give you the skills to become…


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  • ECOLISE General Assembly 2017

    (08 December 2016) – Registration is now open for the ECOLISE General Assembly 2017. Registration is now open for the ECOLISE General Assembly 2017 (deadline 15 Jan. 2017), which will take place in Amalurra, Spain, from the 6-8 March 2017. While this event is primarily for ECOLISE members,…


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  • May East: ‘Race is on to reverse climate change’

    (07 December 2016) – On 2 December The Scotsman published an article by May East, the Chief Executive of Gaia Education, on the urgent need for climate action. Recently the Commonwealth Secretariat launched a new initiative: “Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change”. An initial two-day meeting brought together…


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  • Eamon O’Hara makes the headlines

    (07 December 2016) – Eamon O’Hara, the initiator of the ECOLISE network, made the front page of La Vie Quercynoise last week. “I started from the observation that there are many initiatives on this subject (community-led climate action), but without great visibility”, explains Eamon to the journalist of this…


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  • European Solidarity Corps launched

    (07 December 2016) – The European Commission is today launching the European Solidarity Corps, a scheme for young people between the ages of 18 and 30. With the new European Solidarity Corps, participants will have the opportunity to be placed with a project either for volunteering or for a…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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