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Water basin
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Sustainable water management in the circular economy

In order to make Europe more sustainable and to become a pillar in the shift towards a circular economy, water management needs to improve significantly. Get inspired by policy solutions in this policy brief.
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Skills for the energy transition

We need to foster skills for the energy transition at local and regional levels to encourage clean technologies and energy-efficient applications to reach the European Union's climate targets.
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Energy self-consumption

Self-consumption of renewable energy can provide financial, environmental, and security benefits for households, businesses, grid operators, and society at large.
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Separate waste collection

The European Union (EU) is aiming to reduce the environmental impact of waste and its dependency on raw material imports and thus fosters the transition towards more sustainable materials management and a circular economy.
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Good governance for biodiversity

The economic development in Europe in the past century put an enormous burden on biodiversity. Biodiversity is vital for human health and is important for economic factors with over half of global GDP depending on ecosystem services.
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Supporting local bioenergy development

Bioenergy is one of the most flexible renewables that does not release new carbon into the atmosphere. Discover European Frameworks, funding schemes, and good practices in this policy brief.
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Urban ecosystems

Discover the importance of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for the development of sustainable cities
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One-Stop-Shops

One-Stop-Shops (OSS) bring together the full gamut of policy interventions, working with stakeholders to provide skills and knowledge for home renovation.
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Circular economy business models in the EU

Discover the challenges and solutions that policymakers face in implementing circular economy business models. This policy brief includes recommendations on how to speed up the development of these models.
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Funding energy efficiency through financial instruments

Europe faces the challenge to renovate its building stock and achieve its carbon emission targets. Both public funds and investment from private funds are needed. Read more about how public authorities can help to leverage private investment through financial instruments.
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