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26 March 2015

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Rare earth recovery offers opportunities for the EU's high-tech SMEs

There are potentially major business opportunities in the European Union for high-tech small and medium-sized companies that specialise in the “technospheric mining” of rare earth elements, according to a recent study for the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

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Interview: Facilitating innovation to underpin low-carbon transformation

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is an international initiative, chaired by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón and backed by the governments of Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Norway, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In September 2014, the commission oversaw the publication of a major report, Better Growth, Better Climate, which makes the case for the economic benefits of efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Jason Eis, the lead innovation author for the report, discussed the need to facilitate low-carbon innovation and the need for system-wide approaches, in particular in a city context.

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Netherlands pulls ahead in circular economy race

The Netherlands is gearing up to make the circular economy a centrepiece of its presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2016. As part of the preparations, a project to make the Netherlands a “circular hotspot” started in September 2014.

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