A “Reference Center on circular economy” was set up in January 2014 in order to assist SMEs willing to be involved in circular economy. The Center acts as contact point to connect the different stakeholders, gives advices and shares good practices. This project is supported by the Walloon Government and in particular by the Minister of Sustainable development and the Minister of Economy.
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El Premio Nacional de Producción Mas Limpia es un mecanismo identificado en la Política Nacional de Consumo y Producción Sostenible, para incentivar la implemenatación de la estrategia de producción más limpia en los sectores productivos y de servicos de la RD, sean privados, públicos u organizaciones no gubernamentales.
El Premio Nacional de P+L es realizado cada dos años. Hasta la fecha se han realizado cuatro premiaciones.
Establishment of a National Ecolabelling Awarding Scheme, namely “Environmentally Friendly”, by the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection of the Republic of Croatia. The focus of the Awarding Scheme is on hotel and campsite accommodation services.
Since 1986 and thanks to the application of specific public procurement policies and to the support of the entire chain of stakeholders (organic farmers, parents, teachers, practitioners, nutritionists, catering companies and municipalities) , the number of organic school canteens has constantly increased in Italy.
In pursuit of a food secure world, The Declaration of Abu Dhabi unites public and private partners committed to developing and adopting a common set of criteria for good agricultural practices along with supporting farm identification and reporting systems. The common criteria build upon established and ongoing work in all aspects of good agricultural practices, including food safety, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility. The resulting public criteria will serve as a consistent language for sustainability evaluation, applicable to farms of all sizes worldwide, and a foundation for the purposes of training, compliance and assessment. Our success will enable critical efficiencies and speed adoption of sustainable agriculture practices, yielding a safe and plentiful food supply.
Constituye un instrumento para compartir, generar y divulgar informaciones y experiencias entre las instituciones públicas y privadas, organizaciones no gubernamentales y público en general, relacionadas con métodos, políticas, prácticas y tecnologías para lograr altos niveles de protección ambiental a través del uso más eficiente y sostenible de los recursos y/o la reducción de los impactos ambientales, con el objetivo de avanzar hacia el desarrollo sostenible y obtener mayores niveles de competitividad.
The National Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action (NEEREA) is the national financing mechanism approved in 2011 to offer loans and grants through Lebanese commercial banks for private sector investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy and certified buildings. NEEREA offers loans with interest rates reaching as low as 0,6 % and repayment periods reaching as high as 14 years. An important feature of the programme is that it combines legislation and finantial support schemes with awareness raising activities.
In 2011, after signing the OECD Declaration on Green Growth in 2009 and accessing the Organization in 2010, the Government of Israel launched a comprehensive consultative process to develop A National Green Growth Strategy for the years 2012-2020 and took the decision to call on the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor to jointly formulate the Strategy (decision no. 2768).
The process was put forward by the two Ministries, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour. In total 500 stakeholders from different groups (including representatives from business and civil society) took part in the process through round tables, conferences and meetings, via the website in some cases. Based on their comments, insights emerged which contributed to the formulation of the major levers for change which shape the entire plan.
The Environment Delegate Manual is an operational tool the CNTPP center developed in order to help companies comply with national and international environmental policies. According to national regulation, companies must designate an environment delegate to ensure the company's activities comply with the environmental regulations. The CNTPP manual has the objective to introduce to these managers their role and responsibilities, and to guide them on how they should develop these responsibilities.
The managers are trained in a first stage for the proper use of the manual.
El acuerdo de producción sostenible es un compromiso de voluntades del sector público competente y de los sectores productivos de la República Dominicana y de sus asociados interesados en adherirse a los acuerdos, con el objetivo de promover la gestión ambiental, la productividad y competitividad de su sector, así como las prácticas de prevención de la contaminación en áreas de interés mutuo, promoviendo una mayor articulación de los distintos organismos públicos regulatorios y fiscalizadores en materias de regulación sanitaria y ambiental
Bringing about change within any sector is a challenge; transforming energy use in European homes to adapt to the new energy landscape is a particularly complex one. As Member States work on new definitions and framework to promote nearly-Zero Energy Buildings, CECODHAS Housing Europe, with the ‘POWER HOUSE nearly-Zero Energy Challenge!'* initiative (http://www.powerhouseeurope.eu/) provides a structure for a pan-EU knowledge exchange between social housing practitioners to learn from each other about the practical implications and costs of ambitious energy performance codes and to inform policy makers of the outcomes of this exchange.
CONSENSUS: Consumption, Environment, and Sustainability
CONSENSUS uses innovative social science and collaborative research methods to explore trends and solutions for sustainable household consumption in Ireland (North & South). Launched in 2009, the project involves researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland, Galway. CONSENSUS is funded by the STRIVE (Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for the Environment) Programme which is administered by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency.