On 12 – 15 June, in Rennes, Irstea is co-organising the 8th ORBIT Conference on Global Assessment for Organic Resources and Waste Management. This major reunion aims to present the global context of waste management today, with a special focus on the assessment of environmental, social and economical tools.

180 presentations from more than 30 countries, a poster session, and an exhibition will cover topics such as EU policies and strategies for sustainable organic resources and waste ...

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Sustainable development and green growth in Europe’s cities and regions are not just responses to fight climate change. They are also crucial parts of the roadmap to finding a path through the economic and financial crisis and recovering jobs and growth. This was the main message delivered by local, regional and European politicians at the Fifth European Summit of Regions and Cities which took place in Copenhagen (22-23 March).

Titled “The European urban fabric in the 21st century”, the Summit was organised by the Committee of the Regions in partnership with t...

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On March 15, marking the 14th European Consumer Day, the conference “Sustainable Consumption in a Time of Crisis” explored the possibility of making sustainable consumption a mass-reality in the time of crisis.

Invited by the European Economic and Social Committee and the Danish Consumer Council, representatives from across Europe analysed the potentials and limitations of market-driven sustainability. There was a broad consensus that the current time of austerit...

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