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Come along to GreenEcoNet's Final Conference on 26th May, hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. Our theme for this final event will be "Moving towards a circular economy: Challenges and opportunities for SMEs’’. We hope to see you there.

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£7m fund available to SMEs on a first come-first served basis covering energy saving training, cost saving assessments, implementation advice, and capital support for the installation of energy efficiency equipment.
Eligible companies can apply for a capital contribution to cover up to 15% of an energy efficiency project or equipment replacement cost, up to a maximum of £10,000.

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- What are the finance mechanisms for green SMEs operating in the European Union?
- What are the challenges for SMEs to apply for these innovative finance sources?
- What role can the GreenEcoNet platform play in supporting SMEs interested in these innovative finance mechanisms?

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Honest Coffees Managing Director and co-founder Wyatt Cavalier believes that sustainable sourcing of catering supplies can make an enormous difference to the restaurant industry. The size and potential of the Fair Trade market in the UK, along with the growing awareness of consumers, indicate positive impacts of ethical sourcing for producers, restaurant owners and consumers alike.

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Are you a locally-led start-up or social and environmental enterprises in a developing or emerging economy? Apply for the 2016 SEED Awards!

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You can access the presentations from the 5th Thematic Workshop that GreenEcoNet consortium organised at the EU pavilion during COP21 in Paris on December 9th 2015.

Cover of the GreenEcoNet TW5 brief
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The brief summarising the 5th GreenEcoNet Thematic Workshop is now available to download for free 

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If you're a UK registered business, time is running out to submit your entry for 2016's Guardian Sustainable Business Awards.