The European Commission and EIB Group join forces to protect the oceans and boost investment in the sustainable blue economy

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group, composed of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund (EIF), announce increased cooperation to implement the new EU Sustainable Blue Economy policy. Both institutions will work jointly with the EU Member States to meet existing financing needs to reduce pollution in European seas and support investment for blue innovation and blue bio-economy. “There can be no Green Deal without a sustainable blue economy. Oceans are an incredible resource of renewable energy, food, and innovative medicines and solutions, and host many economic activities constituting the blue economy. But our seas…

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European Green Deal: Commission aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil

Today, the European Commission adopted the EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil” – a key deliverable of the European Green Deal. It sets out an integrated vision for 2050: a world where pollution is reduced to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems, as well as the steps to get there. The plan ties together all relevant EU policies to tackle and prevent pollution, with a special emphasis on how to use digital solutions to tackle pollution. Reviews of relevant EU legislation are foreseen to identify remaining…

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4 ways the circular economy can help heavy industry reduce emissions
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4 ways the circular economy can help heavy industry reduce emissions

The majority of industry emissions comes from 4 material groups: Steel, cement, aluminum, chemicals.Global demand for the 4 focus materials is expected to increase – exacerbating the emission challenge.Getting to a 1.5°C pathway requires significant emissions reduction in all 4 material groups.There is still a large potential to improve circular material flows for all focus materials.Individual companies face several challenges when implementing circular economy solutions. The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This is no easy feat, but one clear solution could lie in industry…

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