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24 November 2015

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Interview: New governance for the circular economy

Guido Braam leads the ‘Netherlands as a circular hotspot’ initiative, a programme to promote the Netherlands internationally as a circular economy pioneer. The programme is organised by the Circle Economy cooperative, with support from the Dutch government. Braam is also a member of the committee that prepared Circular Economy: From Wish to Practice, a report published by the Dutch advisory Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) and presented in June 2015 to the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Minister for the Environment. One of the main issues raised by the report is more effective governance to coordinate circular economy initiatives in the Netherlands.

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EcoAP video interviews: "Why are there so many environmental labeling schemes?"

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has been analysing environmental labels for more than 15 years. In this video, OECD Policy Analyst Andrew Prag discusses some of the issues relevant to eco-labels around the world.

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Project studies supply chain sustainability

A European Union-supported project has just finished a two-year study on the potential for small and medium-sized companies to use a web-based decision-making tool that could help them improve the sustainability of their supply chains. The PrESS (Promoting environmentally sustainable SMEs) project concluded in September after testing the decision-making tool in 20 small and medium-sized companies from the printing, logistics, food and manufacturing sectors.

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Watch this space! The European Commission will present an ambitious Circular Economy strategy in December 2015
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News from EMAS 20-year anniversary: Conference on 13 November highlights past successes and future role on road to Circular Economy
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Upcoming events
High-Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials & Horizon 2020 Brokerage Event on Raw Materials
Brussels, Belgium
9-10 December 2015
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Financing the Circular Economy
10 December 2015
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European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
6-9 June 2016
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