Policy

includes foresight studies, regulatory policy, marked-based instruments and voluntary agreements towards eco-innovative development

Innovation: Set of policy briefs for water management practitioners

Last update: 10.09.2014
Ready to use
Most of the policy briefs highlight the key interventions that were discussed in the workshops, including developing alternative water sources, demand management measures, and general measures to strengthen the governance of the water sector. Each of the briefs provides a description and general context for the intervention, a summary of [...]

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Innovation: BIOLCA - A Tool For The Evaluation And Improvement Of The Sustainability In The Transport Sector

Last update: 08.11.2013
Pre-Demo
The tool, based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, will enable the assessment of environmental, social and economic impacts throughout the whole life cycle. BIOLCA will be a powerful tool for decision making that will contribute to the improvement of the sustainability in the Transport and Biofuels sectors, since [...]

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Innovation: Compromise For A Reduction Of The Environmental Impact Of The Retail Sector - Obtaining Green Commerce Recognition Label

Last update: 13.10.2013
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The Green Commerce Project introduced the European "Green Commerce" label which shops can use to advertise their environmental credentials to customers. It sets minimum standards of environmental performance which shops need to meet and comply with to become credited with the "Green Commerce" label: 1. GOOD PRACTICES The business reads [...]

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Innovation: Assessment Methodologies For Forward Looking Integrated Pedestrian And Further Extension To Cyclists Safety Systems

Last update: 20.09.2013
Demo
Main goal of the AsPeCSS project is to develop harmonised test and assessment procedures for forward looking integrated pedestrian safety systems that can be used for consumer rating and regulatory purposes. As such the project is meant to stimulate wide spread introduction of these systems that have high potential to [...]

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Innovation: FENIX TOOL: a comprehensive on-line tool for evaluating packaging waste management options in Spain and Portugal

Last update: 06.09.2013
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It is an ad-hoc software tool for evaluating alternative scenarios for the management of post-consumer packaging waste, enabling the selection of more sustainable waste management practices, in accordance with the current European policy principles. The tool is intended to be used directly by the local municipalities and waste management entities [...]

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Innovation: A New Application Of Phytodepuration As A Treatment For The Olive Mill Waste Water Disposal

Last update: 03.09.2013
Ready to use
The project successfully constructed a pilot artificial plant which proved capable of treating 60 m3 of waste water per year at an Italian olive oil mill. Waste effluent was fed from the production plant to a 200m2 phytoremediation pit area where it was either taken up by trees or evaporated [...]

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Innovation: Sustainable farm Management Aimed at Reducing Threats to SOILs under climate change

Last update: 27.08.2013
Pre-Demo
SmartSOIL focuses on arable and mixed farming systems in Europe and will develop an innovative approach using the soil C flow and stocks concept to assess the impact of C management on crop productivity, soil organic C (SOC) stocks and other ecosystem services. SmartSOIL will develop a decision support tool [...]

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