• 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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  • 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…


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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…


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  • ECOLISE enters the EU policy arena

    (16 November 2016) – On November 8 and 9, representatives of seven ECOLISE member organisations attended a policy training event in Brussels, which included visits to the main EU institutions and meetings with senior EU politicians and officials. The event highlighted important opportunities and pathways for ECOLISE to…


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  • Climate action facing stronger headwinds at COP22

    (15 November 2016) – Donald Trump’s election appears to have stalled the momentum of the Paris Agreement. Concern over the future of the deal is palpable among participants at the COP22 in Marrakesh. “After a difficult year, we have things to celebrate,” said EU Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete….


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