EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
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Nearly 122,000 are unaware of their HIV infection in Europe. To decrease the number of people who are diagnosed late or are unaware of their infection, new strategies are required to expand targeted HIV testing …

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Sustainability engine: Resource efficient and resilient cities
29 Sep 2016 – 09:23
Sustainability engine: Resource efficient and resilient cities

Cities are where most of the consumption and production happen today. With growing urbanisation, Dr. Arab Hoballah, UNEP Chief of Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry says the importance of city-level actions will be reinforced, making …

Will Europe seize the opportunity of the circular economy?
30 Sep 2015 – 09:46
Will Europe seize the opportunity of the circular economy?

A Circular economy could increase european competitiveness and deliver better societal outcomes. It could result in twice the benifits seen on the current development path. By adopting the principles of a circular economy, Europe can …

Switching from linear economy
28 Sep 2015 – 09:47
Switching from linear economy

Our quality of life, health and jobs all depend on the environment. However, the way and the rate we are using up natural resources today risk undermining our well-being along with nature’s ability to provide …

Circular economy presents an economic and ecological win-win scenario
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
Circular economy presents an economic and ecological win-win scenario

Many businesses have recognised these facts and started to act accordingly. Sirpa Pietkainen, European Parliament’s rapporteur on resource efficiency spells out the huge opportunity within the circular challenge

It has been forecasted that global demand for …

Supporting the circular transition
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
Supporting the circular transition

Nordic businesses are already employing business models that are inspired by, or employ the logic of, the circular economy. Birgit Munck-Kampmann, Director, Copenhagen Resource Institute explains why  a circular system is the way forward
The Circular …

Squaring the circle between growth & sustainability
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
Squaring the circle between growth & sustainability

What do we need to know to trigger the shift from a linear to a circular economy? Karl Falkenberg, Director-General of European Commission’s DG Environment debates whether a full systemic change is required, including a …

Think circular
28 Sep 2015 – 09:04
Think circular

The European Commission is about to propose its long awaited Circular Economy Package which will include a revision of the EU’s directives on waste. Piotr Barczak from the European Environmental Bureau explains why ambitious waste …

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Enabling sustainable patterns of production and consumption
28 Sep 2015 – 09:02
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Enabling sustainable patterns of production and consumption

Implementing innovative measures to “decouple” natural resource use from economic growth is paramount, and one way to do so is adopting the circular economy model. Dr Ligia Noronha, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme’s …

Resource efficiency is not a choice, it is inevitable
28 Sep 2015 – 09:01
Resource efficiency is not a choice, it is inevitable

Calling for a paradigm shift towards circular economy, Jo Leinen, member of European Parliament says we can’t continue with a business as usual scenario any more. if we do, immense pressure on availability of resources …