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Citizen engagement in the protection of cultural heritage
This policy brief considers the mechanisms that can be used to foster the participation of citizens in cultural heritage projects and the value which this can bring.
Ecosystem services: Interregional cooperation for sustaining the European natural capital
Policy brief on EU policies, approaches and good practices as concerns protection and restoration of ecosystem services.
Cultural heritage in urban areas: Sustaining heritage in cities and towns
This policy brief highlights the approaches aimed at securing the sustainable management of cultural heritage in urban areas.
Protection and sustainable management of cultural heritage: The role of regional cooperation in preserving cultural heritage
This Policy Brief highlights the value of cultural heritage, and considers how regional actors can meet the challenges, and ensure sustainable management of these assets.
The role of cities and regions in promoting resource efficiency across the EU
This policy brief highlights the need to use resources in a sustainable way and presents key policy developments in this direction. Emphasis is put on policy actions of cities and regions aiming to improve resource efficiency.
Protection of biodiversity and natural heritage: Exchange of experience and policy learning for greener Europe
The policy brief highlights the need to improve the relevant policies and to provide multi-stakeholder solutions for protection and sustainable use of the natural capital. Emphasis is put on the exchange of experience and policy learning for greener Europ
This policy brief provides information on how industrial symbiosis is supported by EU policy framework and on the potential actions regions and cities can take to support the establishment of sustainable industrial networks that are based on exchanges of
Sustainable management of bio-waste: Regional cooperation for improved bio-waste management
This policy brief highlights the approaches which have been taken to improve management of bio-waste. The focus is put on European Union waste policy developments and regional actions encouraging more sustainable management of bio-waste.
Role of Green Public Procurement in improving resource efficiency
Public procurements representing approximately 19% of EU GDP. By using procurement as a tool strategic policy goals can be reached. This policy brief addresses the EU policies, approaches and good practices aimed at promoting green public procurement.
Protection and sustainable management of heritage in coastal and fluvial regions
The policy brief presents the main challenges that coastal and fluvial regions are facing with regards to protection and sustainable management of cultural and natural heritage assets. It demonstrates that cultural and natural heritage is a significant as
This policy brief highlights policies and approaches which have been taken to prevent and reduce food waste, with focus on EU waste policy developments and regional actions.
Production-consumption trends are putting excessive and unsustainable strain on the environment. Resource input costs are becoming volatile. Read in this policy brief why eco-innovation is a potential solution.
Use of technologies for better protection and management of nature and biodiversity
Explore the link between technology use and the protection of natural heritage. Several good practices demonstrate inspiring examples on how emphasising the benefits of technologies and stimulating their uptake leads to great benefits.
Cultural Routes in Europe
Discover the transnational routes that help tourists discover how Europeans have lived since ancient times. This policy brief presents the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes Programme, the EU’s policies on Cultural Routes, as well as lessons from interre
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.
Sustainable waste management in a circular economy
The shift from a linear to a circular economy is a major challenge that requires sustainable management of waste and resources.
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.
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.
Sustainable tourism: strategies to counteract overtourism
Overtourism has a devastating impact on natural and cultural heritage of many popular holiday spots around the world. This policy brief presents solutions to the current challenges of the tourism sector.
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.
Rivers and wetlands: drivers of sustainable regional development
Read this policy brief and get an overview of how the current EU policy framework may guide and support local and regional authorities in the implementation of river and wetland restoration measures.
Halting ocean plastics pollution
Read this policy brief to learn about suitable solutions for addressing the challenges of ocean plastics pollution, and to discover how communities are engaging the civil society to tackle the massive issue of littering.