A new strategy by the Commission has been tabled to boost sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises, stimulating favourable investment conditions.
A new innovation partnership scheme has announced by European Commission: for 2013, €365 million in EU funds have been earmarked for the development of ‘smart’ technologies in cities.
The maritime spatial planning (MSP) is a tool designed by European Commission for monitoring the economic, social and environmental impacts of marine activities.
MEPs, civil society organizations, international networks and citizens from 23 countries, submitted a letter to the Commission to urge an end to the purchase of carbon credits from landfill gas systems and incinerators in developing countries.
The FAO and the OECD have released a new document on the agricultural outlook for 2012 to 2021, which highlights the expectation for continued high food costs due to stable production and increasing demand.
A new report published by DESA analyzes long-term economic and social development issues and considers positive and negative impacts of corresponding policies, with this year’s report focused on innovative ways to finance sustainable development.
VILLAGGIO GLOBALE – According to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), forests have been largely ignored or ambiguously mentioned in the outcome document of the Rio+20 Summit.
Governments and companies made 692 individual pledges during the last Rio +20 Summit, totalling $513billion (€ 407billion) of investment in projects aimed at boosting sustainable resource management.
The IEA,has published a new report which discusses the current state of bioenergy,including sustainability issues,and recommends actions to increase sustainable bioenergy deployment.
According to the UN, the current economic thinking leads to irreversible destruction of natural resources that will leave future generations worse off. To rectify this, the UN has introduced a new form of measurement, the Inclusive Wealth Index (IWI).