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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a video message to the participants of the China Summit on Caring for Climate, in which he stressed the crucial role that business have to play in addressing climate change.

Place du Congrès, Brussels
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More than 99% of all European businesses are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); they are the backbone of our economies and our communities. They are also the drivers of innovation - registering more patents than all the big businesses combined. Yet to date, smaller businesses have lacked the capacity and resources to tackle environmental challenges.

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Thomas McMullan at Greenwise Business finds that more than 50 per cent of arts businesses and organisations have experienced financial benefits as a result of action towards environmental sustainability, according to a major new survey into attitudes towards environmental sustainability.

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Jamie Butterworth, CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Jocelyn Bleriot, Head of Editorial & European Affairs at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, look into how EU industrial policy will be supporting the circular economy.

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Dajian Zhu, Director of the Institute of Governance for Sustainable Development at Tongji University in Shanghai, reports on China's progress toward the circular economy.

 

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Anders Wijkman, Co-president of the Club of Rome and a former MEP, reasserts the neccesity of resource efficiency and circular economy in the EU.

GreenEcoNet Annual Conference
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Join us for the GreenEcoNet Annual Conference in Brussels on 25th June.

Green Action Plan consultation findings
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The European Commission publishes an overview of its Green Action Plan consultation responses.

 

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A recent survey found 50% of SMEs hadn't heard of the circular economy and a quarter didn't understand the concept - but there are still plenty of reasons to be positive reports Erica Russell, Director of Insight and Sustainability at community SME support firm BSK–CiC, of the Guardian Sustainable Business network. 

UK small businesses slow to recognise benefits of greening
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Rebecca Fay at The Carbon Neutral Company finds UK SMEs divided on the importance of the green economy to their business.

 

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