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Project summary Green Public Procurement to achieve Green Growth  GPP4Growth brings together nine partners from nine countries, to exchange experiences & practices and improve their capacities on implementing resource efficiency policies that promote eco-innovation and green growth through Green Public Procurement (GPP).   Project objectives GPP4GROWTH aims to address the challenges and exploit the opportunities related to the adoption of the new EU public procurement system, effective since April 2016. Europe's public authorities consume 14% of the EU GDP on goods, services and works of a total estimated value of EUR 1.8 trillion annually. This purchasing power is now anticipated to promote environmentally friendly and resource–efficient goods and services (e.g. energy efficient electronic and electrical equipment supplies, electricity from renewable energy resources, sustainable construction works, low-emission public transport vehicles, cleaning services using environmentally friendly cleaning products, etc). For this purpose, GPP4Growth will support public authorities to seize new opportunities for using their purchase power to stimulate eco-innovation, resource efficiency and green growth, mostly by using new award criteria in calls and tenders that pay particular attention to environmental considerations. The updated framework that will emerge is anticipated to  address the needs of the territories regarding compliance to the new EU public procurement system.  More specifically the project aims to:Increase the capacity of regional administrations to effectively implement resource efficiency policies, applying green public procurement.Improve the implementation of national/regional resource efficiency policies, providing incentives to businesses to integrate environmental factors and costs when producing goods and/or providing supplies, services and works.Unlock regional/national investments on green public procurement to promote the development of new green products and services.Improve regional actors’ readiness and create knowledge awareness on the influence of green public procurement on the adoption of sustainable consumption and production patterns by businesses operating in the region.  Expected changesOver 7% increase in the number of businesses in partners’ regions, integrating environmental factors and costs when producing goods and/or providing supplies, services and works. Increased capacity of 200 staff of public administrations to effectively implement resource efficiency policies, applying GPP. 10 million Euros of investments unlocked to promote new green products and services development. Increased knowledge awareness of over 1000 stakeholders on the influence of GPP on the adoption of sustainable consumption and production patterns by businesses.   Main activities and outputs Analysis of the factors that influence businesses to participate in green tenders and contractsEvaluation of existing regional and national policies that promote eco-innovation and green growth through GPP. Identification of good practices on GPP methods that led to the implementation of green contracts. Development of a digital lifecycle costing (LCC) method and resources for all EU public administrations to allow harmonised application of LCC. Promotion of interregional learning and capacity building through 3 interregional workshops, 2 existing experience visits, and policy learning events. 14 policy briefs to transfer GPP4Growth lessons learnt to public authorities beyond the partnership. Joint development of 9 regional action plans to improve the addressed policy instruments.   €1,967,357.00 from 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021 Topic Environment and resource efficiency Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? O.P. of Western Greece 2014-2020 Main features The 2nd strategic objective of the OP of Western Greece focuses on environment protection and on a shift to an environmentally-friendly economy. Thematic objectives 4 & 6 include measures related to:  6a & 6b - Investments in the waste and water sector to meet the EU’s requirements 6e - Improving the urban environment, reducing air pollution and noise 4b - Promoting renewable resources use in enterprises 4c - Supporting energy efficiency in public infrastructure, including public buildings and in the housing sector 4e - Promoting sustainable multimodal urban mobility Reasons for improvement  Green public procurement (GPP) in the implementation of Western Greece O.P. is not explicitly foreseen. In Greece there are no specific guidelines for GPP for regional public authorities, as the country is listed among the 5 EU countries that have not developed a national GPP plan yet. Integrating GPP into tenders for selecting proposals under the above mentioned thematic objectives will boost the potential of enterprises/beneficiaries of O.P. in the region to develop green products and services, and improve their environmental impact and competitiveness through green growth. The managing authority has also identified the need to develop an integrated and coherent methodological framework for monitoring projects funded under the O.P., to early identify any deviations of original objectives, including objectives related to environmental protection and resource efficiency.  Which partners are working on this? University of Patras ERDF Regional Operational Programme Lombardy Main features 36% of funds of the ROP of Lombardy 2014-2020 are allocated to priority axis 1, aiming at enhancing technological development and innovation, also focusing on eco-industry, while 26% of funds support projects under axes 4 and 5, aiming to promote environmental protection and sustainable urban environment. Investment priority 1b3: Promoting new markets for innovation, particularly in the field of resources efficiency. Action 1.b.3.1: Strengthening of the demand for innovation in resource efficiency, green products and services, by supporting actions of Pre-commercial Public Procurement and Innovative Procurement. Reasons for improvement  Following the approval of the new national legislation on public tenders, effective since February 2016, GPP becomes mandatory, and all public administrations in Italy have to integrate environmental criteria into public purchases. The Lombardy region, as Managing Authority of the Lombardy ROP, has identified the need to more systematically use GPP criteria in tenders, following the provisions of the national Action Plan on GPP developed by the Ministry of Environment. Although GPP criteria has been developed for several sectors, life cycle costing methods need to be integrated in sectors such as food, health, tourism, construction and cleaning services, which are supported by the ROP. Furthermore, rewarding environmental criteria need to be developed in addition to core criteria to spur eco-innovation in businesses.  Which partners are working on this? Lombardy Region Regional Operational Programme Łódź province Objectives of Regional Operational Programme ŁÓDŹ PROVINCE (ROP-LODZKIE) Achieving green economic growth is one of the key themes of ROP-LODZKIE that aims to foster innovation, strengthen resource and energy efficiency, and establish social and territorial cohesion in the Lodzkie Region. Main measures concerned by the instrument  ROP-LODZKIE aims to revitalise the sustainability of Lodzkie Region’s economy using endogenous means. ROP-LODZKIE will utilise GPP to a) encourage SMEs to assess and address resource use issues, and b) increase the production of eco-innovations among SMEs and regional and local public administrations. This will be achieved, for example, by improving resource efficiency through targeted actions in the public services of metropolitan areas, sustainable tourism, manufacturing and ceramic industries, by modernising public and residential buildings in terms of resource efficiency, and by promoting a safe and low emission urban transport system. Areas for improvement ROP-LODZKIE will support projects congruent with its investment priorities V (protection of the environment) and VI (revitalization and endogenous potential of the region). Along these lines ROP-LODZKIE will have to deal with the poor technical conditions of industry and buildings infrastructures of the Lodzkie Region in terms of energy and resource efficiency, the lack of management planning for green products and the general lack of promotion of the use of renewable energy sources.   Which partners are working on this? Lodzkie Region Flemish Public Procurement Plan 2016-2020 Objectives Flemish Government – Department of CHANCELLERY AND GOVERNANCE (FG-DCG) has developed the Flemish Public Procurement Plan 2016-2020 (FPPP) to improve the resource efficiency of its economy, since public procurement supports significantly innovative, green and socially responsible products and solutions. As a major investor and consumer, FG-DCG aims to: develop criteria for green and innovative public procurement use GPP as a tool for promoting green growth -professionalise its procurement develop e-procurement increase SMEs’ participation in public procurement   FPPP main measures Flanders has to support eco-innovation and sustainable development in sectors such as sustainable chemistry, manufacturing, specialised logistics and agri-food, construction, and sustainable trade. FPPP improves the resource efficiency of the Flemish economy by limiting the consumption of primary raw materials, increasing the use of recycled products, making sure that no resource inefficient public works are funded, promoting sustainable biomass and developing sustainable transports.   Areas for improvement FG-DCG aims to promote the effective use of international networks, enhance the dissemination of innovative applications that are congruent with investment priorities such as promoting green growth and enhancing the competitiveness of resource-efficient SMEs, and adopt a territorial development approach for the urban regions of Antwerp, designed to promote green growth.   Which partners are working on this? Province of Antwerp Andalucia ERDF 2014-2020 Operational Programme. Horizontal principles of the Operational Programme. Project selection criteria for compliance with the standards of sustainable development: “use of ecological public procurement rules” (does not apply to the 5th call) Main features The ROP of Andalusia aims to contribute to the more efficient use of natural resources. 14% of the total funds are allocated to interventions to improve region’s environmental performance and achieve green growth. As Andalusia demonstrates poorer environmental performance compared to similar EU regions, the ROP of Andalusia focuses on the following investments priorities, aiming to improve the current recovery rate of waste, water quality and air pollution in the region: 6a - Investments in the waste sector to meet the relevant EU’s Directives’ requirements 6b - Investments in the water sector to meet the relevant EU’s Directives’ requirements 6e - Actions to improve the urban environment, reduce air pollution and promote noise reduction measures.   Reasons for improvement The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of Andalusia (ANDALUSIA) has identified the following areas for improvement in the policy instrument: The programme lacks specific provisions on how to stimulate proposals and projects in the field of resource efficiency and eco-innovation under the investment priorities mentioned above. Provisions for monitoring projects in contrast to environmentally-friendly and green KPIs have not been adequately developed. Although cases of green public procurement are regular in the sectors of paper and publishing, cleaning services and office equipment, there are limited in the fields of waste, water management and transport.  Which partners are working on this? Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (Regional Government of Andalusia) Operational programme “Growth and Employment” (does not apply to the 5th call) Objectives of Operational Programme “GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT” (OPGE) In Latvia there is a single operational programme aiming to achieve key development priorities at regional and national level. OPGE aims to provide support to the sustainable development of Latvia's economy, by designing a green monitoring control system, preventing environmental risks in a timely manner, and ensuring society’s participation in environmental management. Indicatively, Latvia aims to increase of share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption to 40% by 2020.   Main features OPGE supports green growth by ensuring environmental information and education, and community participation with regards to the following investment priorities: Environmental protection and resource efficiency Shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors Competitiveness of SMEs OPGE aims to promote measures that guarantee resource efficiency, the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, the extraction and use of environmentally friendly resources, green procurement and green consumption and the development of environmental policy.   Areas for improvement Latvia needs to increase the awareness about the benefits of the implementation of green criteria in public procurement processes, as well as expand their use in its public administrations, in order to modernise the interactions between the latter and the non-governmental sector, resolve environmental issues, and achieve green growth.  Which partners are working on this? Zemgale planning region Operational Programme “Environment” 2014 - 2020 (OPE) In Bulgaria, regional development is tackled by national operational programmes. OPE aims at: protecting the environment, reducing emissions and preventing the loss of biodiversity,developing new green technologies, and building a more competitive, resource efficient economy. GPP can further improve the implementation of measures under the following OPE’s priority axes: PA1 “Water”: improving quality parameters in urban wastewater treatmentPA2 “Waste”: improving the municipal waste management and infrastructuresPA4 “Flood and landslides risk prevention and management”: Construction of fortification facilities, drainage structures for reducing subsoil waters and/or structures for leading surface watersPA5 “Improvement of the ambient air quality”: reducing emissions of urban transport, industrial emissions  Reasons for improvement As acknowledged by OPE’s beneficiaries (municipalities, bodies within the Ministry of Environment), integrated mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating proposals based on more reliable indicators need to be adopted to better implement OPE. Defining life cycle costing methods for proposals’ selection, and improving the capacity for procurement, contracting and management of approved projects, based on common green criteria for each priority axis would result in a more effective GPP system, aiming to improve resource efficiency in the region, lead to the development of innovative green products and works, and to new jobs opportunities.  Which partners are working on this? Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 (BMW ROP) Main features The 4th and 5th priorities of BMW ROP aim at supporting sustainable and green development and resource efficient economy in the region. The relevant investment priorities are: 6e - Taking action to improve the urban environment, to revitalise cities, regenerate and decontaminate brownfield sites, reduce air pollution and promote noise reduction. 4c - Supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings and in the housing sector. The BWW ROP foresees the rehabilitation of industrial sites and contaminated land, improving at the same time water and air quality and supply.   Reasons for improvement Improvements on the management of BMW ROP are envisaged through the more systematic use of GPP in tenders and contracts supported by the ROP, especially in relation to sustainable construction and renovation works of the urban environment, transport, housing and public buildings. This will be achieved through the improvement of bids’ evaluation criteria and relative weightings, and processes that take into account life cycle cost efficiency. The establishment of a system of certification and eco-labelling as regards resource efficiency is also foreseen to enable the managing authority to integrate eco-labels as requirement for projects’ approval.  Which partners are working on this? Department of Environment, Climate and Communications OPI - Fostering a competitive and sustainable economy to meet our challenges – 2014-2020 Objectives of OPI Malta has a single operational programme aiming to achieve key development priorities at regional and national level. More precisely, OPI aims to support:the development of a resource efficient economy eco-innovation in sectors such as public infrastructure and buildings, the housing sector, ICT, maritime services and manufacturing, and renewable energy use.   Main measures The government aims to utilise green public procurement to induce resource efficiency and the use of green products and technologies, to promote sustainable growth in Malta. Hence, the government aims to boost sustainable tourism by promoting eco-innovation and thus upgrade the resource efficiency of tourism in the Harbour region. Furthermore, the aim is to increase investments in renewable materials in public infrastructure thus ensuring the maximisation of rooftop usage of government and public buildings, and the introduction of solar PV farms in areas with low environment sensitivity. The government will also aim to improve resource efficiency in public property and in housing, e.g. by developing zero energy public buildings by 2018.   Areas for improvement Further efforts are needed to exchange with other regions good governance practices that meet EU requirements concerning life cycle cost assessment, waste management, eco-innovation, resource efficiency in public infrastructure, improvements in urban environment, and increase in the share of renewable materials.   Which partners are working on this? Malta Regional Development and Dialogue Foundation Sign up for the GPP4Growth newsletter Subscribe now live stream GPP4Growth High Political Event Click the button below to follow the event 28/6 at 9.30 AM (CEST). live stream (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); GPP4Growth Tweets by GPP4Growth Latest News See all project news 06/07/2021 GPP4Growth cooperates with LIFEproETV GPP4Growth is pleased to announce a new networking cooperation with the LIFEproETV project. Type: Project 05/07/2021 Sharing on green public procurement for green growth The GPP4Growth High Political Event shared the results and future objectives in the field of green public procurement for green growth. Type: Project 28/06/2021 GPP4Growth High Political Event The GPP4Growth High Political Event will take place online from 9.30 to 13.00 (CEST) on June 28th. Type: Project 19/03/2021 GPP in Andalusia An informative video in English on GPP in Andalusia is available now. Type: Project 19/03/2021 GPP4Growth High Political Event Save the date for the final GPP4Growth dissemination event for executives and policy makers on 28/6/2021! Type: Project 18/12/2020 Circular in Business Implementation of the Regional Action Plan in the Lodzkie Region - GPP4Growth Type: Project 07/12/2020 GPP4Growth - Ireland Ireland’s GPP4Growth Action Plan has 3 key actions designed to increase the awareness and inclusion of GPP in public procurements. Progress has been significant Type: Project 16/11/2020 Status of the University of Patras Action Plan Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the initial timeframe of all actions envisioned in the Action Plan has changed. They will now be completed by July 2021. Type: Project 28/10/2020 GPP good practices of Green Leaf Award-winner Read more about GPP good practices in an interview on circular initiatives with 2020 European Green Leaf Award-winner Mechelen Type: Project 30/09/2020 Implementation of Action Plan in Bulgaria Report on the development of the Action Plan: implementation of all 4 key actions Type: Project
Fourth episode of the analysis of the challenges addressed by Brittany
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Navarre commits to sustainability and the fight against climate change through its policies
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How switching to refill & reuse can prevent the ocean floor from becoming a plastic dump. By Naja Andersen, Senior Policy Advisor, Oceana Europe (Denmark).
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CECI article by lead partner LAB and project partner Makesense, published in LAB Pro.
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Project summary Cities are places where environmental performance management is of utmost importance: in the majority of them there is a concentration of unsustainable behaviours in terms of waste management, energy efficiency or mobility. Heritage Cities share this fact with other cities but, in addition, the preservation of heritage and the management of significant amounts of waste, due to high tourist and economic activity levels, make the observance of waste-related strategies by authorities, private actors and households of specific importance.  Heritage cities share different characteristics:  Historical artistic heritage, which leads to permanent flows of tourists, remarkable economic activity and significant production of related wasteMostly ancient cities with winding city centres where ordinary waste management methods and equipment hardly workNeed to observe aesthetic criteria for interventions in urban protected spaces, waste- field interventions includedVisibility to the rest of the world Improving local and regional policies for sustainable waste management in Heritage Cities.Even though Heritage Cities have probably developed interesting solutions and policies in many fields, running waste-related services is complicated in such scenarios. In such a framework, the aim of INTHERWASTE is European Heritage Cities to exchange experiences and policies for efficient and sustainable management of municipal waste and  in order to contribute  through mutual capacity-building, policy learning and drafting action plans - to the environmental performance of waste management in EU cities.The capacity of the staff of involved authorities to design and implement policies and measures in the waste field and governance in the same field are expected to be improved, too. Solutions and policies proved feasible in INTHERWASTE are believed to be transferable to most Heritage Cities as well as to non-heritage (less-demanding contexts) cities in the EU. The visibility of Heritage Cities worldwide can help reduplicate experiences identified in many other cities.   One project, Four stepsLearning and exchanging best practices and policiesIntegrating this knowledge into concrete action plansMonitoring the action plans implemented in each citySharing the solutions and policies with other European citiesWatch our video to discover more about INTHERWASTE & waste management in Heritage cities €1,274,858.00 from 1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2021 Topic Environment and resource efficiency Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? ERDF Operative Programme 2014-2020 for Region of Andalucía (Spain). Thematic Objective 6.- to preserve and protect the environment and to promote resource efficiency. The instrument aims to develop the region of Andalusia through planning and interventions in key fields. It is thematic objective 6 of the ERDF regional policy instrument - to preserve and protect the environment and to promote resource efficiency- that is addressed through the project, specifically investment priority 6.1.- waste management: actions supporting the development of separation, separate collection and treatment. The main objective of investment line 6.1. is to ensure the management of non-hazardous waste in the region of Andalusia addressed under quality standards in terms of both fair service to the citizenship and associated rigorous environmental protection.   INTHERWASTE can provide further improvements to the policy instrument approach providing that the focus of the project is placed on waste management in Heritage Cities. The project explores how to simultaneously observe the environmental aspects of waste management processes - emphasis placed on separate deposit and collection and recycling-, and integrate waste management related elements with the surrounding urban heritage, whether it is protected or not. This is something that is missing in the policy instrument. In addition, the project can improve the policy instrument by incorporating notions for guiding better practices in the region for already established priorities - separation, separate collection and treatment-, as the policy instrument is generalist when addressing how to approach them.   Which partners are working on this? Sanitation Córdoba (SADECO) ERDF Regional Operative Programme for North 2014-2020 (Portugal). Priority Axis 5- urban system. Thematic objective 6- preservation and protection of the environment and promotion of resource efficiency   The North 2020 is the financial instrument that supports regional development of Northern Portugal, with a budget of 3.4 billion Euros. It is organised into 10 Priority Axes in areas such as Research, Technological Development and Innovation; Competitiveness of SMEs; Low Carbon Economy; Environmental Quality; Urban System; Employment and Workers´ Mobility or Social Inclusion and Poverty, among others.  It is priority axis 5 “Urban System” that it is addressed through INTHERWASTE, specifically thematic objective 6 “preservation and protection of the environment and resource efficiency” ; investment priority 6e concerns  “adoption of measures to improve the urban environment, revitalise cities, recover and decontaminate brownfield sites including conversion areas, reduce air pollution and promote noise reduction measures."   The policy instrument can be improved in order to make the guidance for efficient and sustainable waste management more specific and oriented, incorporating specific notions to promote prevention and valorisation in the region on a regular guided basis. Moreover there is room for the policy incorporating specificities for waste-related interventions in heritage urban areas; this is of importance for the special affluence of tourism and consequent production of waste and because of the aesthetic impact of waste and some waste-oriented solutions. Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Porto ("partner until 31/12/2017") Municipality of Porto Environment Company (EMAP) ("partner from 01/12/2017") Operational Programme for Regional Structural Funds ERDF of the Sicily region 2014/2020 (Italy). Priority 6a –investing in the waste sector. (Until 31st. March 2017) Thematic objective 6 of Regional Structural Funds addresses “preserving and protecting the environment and promoting efficient use of resources”. Priority 6a within concerns specifically investing in the waste sector to meet the obligations imposed by European Union legislation on the environment and to meet the needs identified by the member state as well as promoting investments going beyond these obligations. According to 6.1. – optimisation of municipal waste management according to the European hierarchy, the specific objectives in the region of Sicily are: 6.1.1. To implement the activities envisaged in the National Plan for Waste Prevention, and 6.1.2. To achieve better waste separation systems and an adequate network of waste collection centres.   The policy instrument has room to be improved by further developing the contents concerning separate waste deposit, collection, and treatment in Sicilian cities, aiming at including advanced specific procedures and systems, and also incorporating the integration of waste management within the urban scenario into the instrument.  Which partners are working on this? Syracuse Municipality ERDF Regional Operational Programme for Malopolskie Voivodeship 2014-2020 RPO WM (Poland). Priority Axis no. 5 - Environmental Protection. Action 5.2.- Development of the waste management system. The programme’s main objective is to increase the competitiveness of the Malopolska region. Priority axis 5 concerns environmental protection and Action 5.2. specifically concerns the development and implementation of a proper waste management system in the Malopolska region, including the city of Krakow.   To reach that goal it is necessary to take strategic actions such as waste prevention, selective waste collection, preparation for reuse and recycling, as well as other recovery and disposal processes. Waste recycling is a field that needs to be further explored in the policy instrument so selective collection is imperative now in Poland in order to meet national legal obligations, which will be complemented with formal protocols and measures for recycling.   Moreover, the notion of integrating the waste management systems and devices into the heritage contexts of many parts of the cities needs to be explored and systematised in the regional policy instrument as well as in the local ones.  Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Krakow Waste Management Plan of the City of Tallinn (Estonia) It deals with the situation of waste management in the administrative district and describes planning objectives for the organisation and rationalisation of waste management as well as measures required to achieve these objectives. It is the strategic waste plan in the city area.   Objectives of the plan are: - Conducting different research studies and surveys on the subject, informing the citizens - Informing the citizens on waste management in Tallinn - Improving separate collection and sorting of waste, in accordance with the waste hierarchy, favouring alternative methods for waste treatment.  - Organising waste collection in the whole city, and - Cooperation with neighbouring municipalities.   This policy instrument can be improved by producing tailored regulation and planning for waste management in Tallinn Old Town, a currently inexistent approach. The need for it is made evident and in the next Plan from 2016 onwards Tallinn Old Town is expected to be considered as a special district with unique challenges in waste management due to the fact that its historic heritage conditions the interventions. These special circumstances for waste management in Old Town have not been previously addressed previously. The current Waste Management Plan 2012-2016 will be shortly replaced with a new one whose contents can be clearly influenced by the results of the cooperation.  Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Tallinn Public Waste Collection Sheet for the city of Ibiza approved by the Plenary of the City Council the 27th March 2014; in force since 13th June 2016 and for 10 years (policy instrument integrated into project from 01/05/2017). The Public Waste Collection Sheet under way since 2016 deals with the different needs of the municipality of Ibiza with regard to waste including the heritage city and limiting areas. It has facilitated more and better resources and procedures to be implemented and the fact of a strategic plan for waste management being currently under study. INTHERWASTE can further improve the Public Waste Collection Sheet in force as the focus of the project is placed on waste management in Heritage Cities. The project explores how to simultaneously observe environmental aspects of waste management processes - emphasis placed on separate deposit and collection and recycling – and integrate waste management related elements with the surrounding urban heritage. This approach can enable tailored regulation and planning in our Local Waste Collection Sheet as well as in future strategic documents. Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Ibiza (from 1st. May 2017) Sign up for the INTHERWASTE newsletter Subscribe now Join us! The 4th INTHERWASTE Thematic Seminar took place on 13 June in Cordoba. It focused on "Waste minimization in Heritage Areas'. Find the presentations Tweets by INTHERWASTE Latest News See all project news 22/02/2021 INTHERWASTE cities sharing their achievements For those who missed the INTHERWASTE Final Conference, held on 4/02/2021, we bring you a set of videos from the 5 pilot cities reporting on their achievements Type: Project 21/02/2021 The project said goodbye at its final event Instead of taking place in Cordoba, organised by the project’s coordinator SADECO, the project's Final Conference took place online on 4 February 2021 Type: Project 21/01/2021 Discover Ibiza’s INTHERWASTE action plan The municipality of Ibiza is targeting three actions as part of its action plan Type: Project 18/01/2021 Discover Cordoba’s INTHERWASTE action plan The Action Plan aims to impact the Municipal Ordinance on Urban Hygiene (Omhu). Type: Project 12/01/2021 Join the INTHERWASTE’s final event The INTHERWASTE’s final event will take place online on 4 February 2021 to present the lessons learnt throughout the project. Type: Project 22/06/2020 Share your experience: COVID-19 and waste systems Participate in a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on waste management system and contribute to identify effective solutions and increase their resilience Type: Project 05/06/2020 Last semester reviewed as the partners meet online Instead of meeting in Cordoba for the Final Conference, the project partners met online to discuss the recent developments. Type: Project 14/05/2020 Tallinn shortlisted for European Green Capital Award Shortlisted for the prestigious award, Tallinn’s work on tackling hazardous waste as part of Intherwaste is important to its sustainable development strategy. Type: Project 19/11/2019 Krakow sets out to implement its action plan Krakow envisions making two important changes in order to upgrade its waste management practices. Type: Project 19/11/2019 Porto sets out to implement its action plan Porto has eyed two main actions as ways to improve how waste is currently managed in its heritage area. Type: Project
An interview with our partner, the City of Warsaw
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Project summary SmartEdge will address the potential for greenhouse gas emission reductions that lie in the development of smaller cities within metropolitan areas. Edge cities are an integral part of the existing metropolitan fabric and may be laboratories for smart, green, economic solutions and have the opportunity to play a crucial role in the low carbon economy. The overall objective of the project is to improve low carbon economy policies in edge cities and their metropolitan regions. To achieve this, eight partners from the metropolitan areas of Akershus, Barcelona, Brandenburg, Ilfov, Krakow, Milano and Stockholm, and the Romanian Ministry of Environment will exchange experience, transfer good practices and facilitate learning between the partners on innovative tools for urban planning. Transport and buildings represent the lion’s share of our emissions, and may be reduced through efficient policies on a local and regional level. Smart Edge will in particular explore the potential for local renewable energy production, reduction of emissions from transport through renewable energy and energy systems ad reduction of emissions from buildings through renewable energy and energy systems. SmartEdge is expected to result in improved low carbon economy policies in edge cities and their metropolitan regions. In particular the metropolitan regions will prepare and implement action plans to improved selected seven policy instuments by sharing solutions for Integrated Strategic Planning for edge cities and their regions, providing tools and methods for multi-level governance and participatory planning, actively including the edge cities and other stakeholders in the metropolitan areas, and develop policy recommendations. 205 MEUR in Structural funds and 124,8 MEUR in other fundsof other funds are estimated to be influenced by the project. €1,080,306.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 30 Nov 2022 Topic Low-carbon economy Second workshop compleded! We are happy to announce that we have just completed our second project meeting and workshop in the SmartEdge project. The venue for the exchange of experiance and workshop was the magnificent Village Museum in Buchuresti, while the site visit the next day was in Magurele, Ilfov. The theme for our workshop was participatory urban and energy planning.When mapping the theme in the partnership, we identified three interesting findings:1) Participation in urban and energy planning (the citizen dialog) is for the most part handled at local level, by the municipalities themselves.2) Several of the regions support the local level with recourses (money / time) to support participation, or facilitate network meetings / seminars to set the agenda and make municipalities share with each other how to facilitate participation in planning.3) Several regions see participation relevant for urban planning, while the field is not well elaborated within energy planning.A general outtake of the WS is that it is necessary to work cross-disciplinary with participatory planning, and make it relevant for climate and energy planning. To reach our climate goals we need to work together anc cross the different sectors.When planning for tomorrow’s urban areas and the energy transition ahead, the participatory perspective must be taken into account. One example: Since November 2018 “the yellow wests” have been demonstrating in Paris and France. The manifistations started as a reaction against the higher tax on fossil fuels, but arguments for more purchasing power and greater democracy was also addressed. This shows that participatory planning is relevant when working with both climate measures (gas tax or other measures) and land-use planning, and these themes are interconnected and should be  dealt with together. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Regional Plan for Climate and Energy in Akershus 2018-2050 The Regional Plan for Climate and Energy aims to develop policies for common climate actions that should be implemented. Urban sprawl and increase in GHG emissions are challenges that need to be adressed in order to develop the six appointed edge towns into regional independent cities with good urban quality. Thus, the plan is closely linked to the polycentric strategy (one core and 6 edge cities) described in the "Joint Regional Plan for Land Use and Transportation in Oslo and Akershus". This plan sets the foundation for reducing the need for cars and transitioning to a mobility pattern based on walking, cycling and public transport. The population increase and growth has led to a transition towards these edge cities, and the Regional Plan for Climate and Energy will contribute to develop these towns into good and climate-friendly living areas by reducing GHG emissions and facilitating sustainable growth for a low carbon economy. In order for the county to be a leading sustainable region, it is imperative to find common strategies and policies. To significantly reduce GHG emissions, all levels of government need good practices for collaboration, involvement and implementation of strategies and measures. The regional plan and subsequent action plans will be important tools in the development of the six edge cities alongside other regional measures initiated by Akershus county. Which partners are working on this? Viken County Council (until 31.12.2019 Akershus County Council) Operational programme for the State of Brandenburg for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the funding period 2014-2020 (cancelled) The OP ERDF Brandenburg 2014-2020 focusses on innovation, competitiveness of SMEs, CO2 reduction strategies and integrated urban and rural development. Especially Priority Axis 3 (159.817.499 EUR) aims at supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors. Four Specific Objectives (SO) in PA 3 will directly benefit from the project (funding related to IP):   1. SO 9 "Improving energy efficiency in private enterprises" (Investment priority (IP) 4b with 15,8 Mio EUR), 2. SO 10 "Increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in public buildings and infrastructure as well as in urban districts" (IP 4c with 25,8 Mio. EUR), 3. SO 13 "Developing strategies, district development concepts and related implementation measures to reduce CO2 emissions" (IP 4e with 34 Mio. EUR) and 4. SO 14 "Improving the CO2 balance of the transport sector" (IP 4e).   With regard to urban planning, Brandenburg ERDF OP will also benefit in PA 4 "Integrated development of urban and rural areas" adressing sustainable use of natural resources in cities. Edge cities are of high relevance as they act as intermediaries between fast growing Berlin Brandenburg. Owing to the strong trend of suburbanization in the capital region with its challenges in key climate-relevant areas such as supply and use of electrical energy, heating/cooling or public and private transport the need of edge cities for new concepts of CO2 reduction in all sectors of the economy is especially high.   Which partners are working on this? Brandenburg Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy Catalonia's ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020 (Axis 4) Catalonia's ERDF OP focuses on knowledge and innovation, entrepreneurship and green economy. Axis 4 (128.962.375 EUR) promotes facilitating the transition to low-carbon economy in all sectors, and includes two Investment Priorities that will be directly addressed in the project:   - IP 4.3 "Support energy efficiency, intelligent management of energy and the use of renewable energies in public infrastructure ", with specific objective 4.3.1 of "Improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in the buildings, infrastructures and public services"; - IP 4.5 "Promoting carbon reduction strategies for all types of land, especially in urban areas, including the promotion of urban mobility, multimodal and sustainable adaptation measures with a mitigation effect", and its specific objective 4.5.1 of "Promotion of sustainable urban mobility".   Furthermore, Axis 6 (131.971.497 EUR) focusses on resource efficiency and the protection of the environment, with priorities including the improvement of urban environment and revitalisation of cities.   Edge cities are key in the transition to low-carbon economies, but the policy instrument does not specifically tackle them. For example, in Barcelona the use of private vehicles is especially high for the connections between edge cities and the centre. It is essential to focus carbon emissions reduction in edge cities, and SmartEdge can improve the ERDF of developing this specific approach. Which partners are working on this? Barcelona Metropolitan Area Regional development plan for the Stockholm region 2050 (RUFS 2050) RUFS 2050 is both a physical plan and a regional development program. Its vision is to become Europe’s most attractive metropolitan region. RUFS is basis for transport infrastructure investments in the region.   Continuous investments in energy efficiency and mitigation measures since the 1990’s have made the Stockholm region to a forerunner regarding climate protection. The region has achieved a de-coupling of economic growth and GHG emissions. Under the objective of “becoming a resource efficient region without climate impact”, RUFS 2050 sets out ambitious energy and climate goals. The current direct CO2 eq emissions are 2.7 tons/capita*year, goal for 2030 is 1.5 ton and zero-net emissions by 2045. The transport sector stands for 55 percent of the county’s emissions of 6 million tons CO2 (2014).   Another central development feature of RUFS 2050 is to evolve a polycentric region with one central core and 8 regional cores (edge cities). These are growth poles where a big part of future development shall take place (housing, public services and enterprises). Their sustainable development is one of eight major priorities. To bring the region to net zero emission levels together with smart land use solutions contribute to a low carbon society. These commitments need a broad stakeholder approach and a lot of investments particularly in the regional cores. SmartEdge can provide valuable input both in terms of new knowledge and implementation practices of other European regions. Which partners are working on this? Region Stockholm Lombardy Regional Operational Programme (ROP) ERDF 2014-2020 (Priority Axis 4) The OP of Lombardy focuses on three main goals in order to implement a regional strategy coherent with a “smart, sustainable and inclusive” growth:   1. Supporting the competitiveness of the Regional SMEs 2. Efficient use of resources 3. Inclusive development for "critical" Areas   The fourth activity line (Asse IV) implementing these goals, with a budget of 194,6 ml€ – 20.05 % of the whole ERDF funding – is “Support the transition to a low-carbon economy in all sectors” with the goal to help cut carbon emissions and make up the shortfall compared with the target of the Europe 2020 strategy over the period 2014-2020.   Its main goal is to support measures to reduce energy consumption in the public sector (public buildings and public lighting) and interventions designed to promote strategies for cutting carbon emissions in urban and metropolitan areas, in keeping with the relevant regional instruments.   More efforts are required to kick start structural support measures such as the identification of bottlenecks that may be represented by the lack of multi-level governance co-ordination between Egde Cities and Region through the role of the Metropolitan City.   Thorugh SmartEdge we aim to achieve this through the use of renewable energy sources, innovation in the monitoring process of thermal heating systems in buildings, implementation and use of new digital tools and improvement of the energy efficiency performance of buildings by increasing the maintenance of thermal plants.   Which partners are working on this? Innovhub - SSI srl Regional Operational Programme for the Małopolska Region 2014 - 2020 – Priority Axis 4. Regional Energy Policy The Regional Operational Programme (ROP) for the 2014-2020 period for Małopolska means up to 2.87 billion euro from the European Funds. The programme consists of thirteen one-fund priority axes. Among them, the largest amounts are planned to be spent on innovation, energy policy and transport infrastructure. In the context of the project, we will address objective of the Priority Axis 4 which is to create conditions for a sustainable growth in the region, with account being taken of the aspects of a modern energy sector and an urban transport sector, ensuring energy security for the region’s residents and improving the quality of their life while, at the same time, respecting with the principles of environmental protection. Funding allocated to this Priority Axis is 420 mln euro.   Goals for axis are for the first time implemented on such – metropolitan – scale. For the first time on such scale, we deal with the issue of sustainable transport and mobility. Why it needs to be improved? The ROP contains a good framework for projects, however it is necessary to develop detailed recommendations - guidelines for creating better projects aiming for solving issues common for the whole Metropolitan Area. The ROP lacks recommendations for wide, system solutions, which would have contribute to consistent growth within the metropolis, using the potential of Cracow and edge cities. Which partners are working on this? Krakow Metropolis Association National Climate Change and Low Carbon Economic Growth Strategy for 2016-2020 This strategy describes and provides essential data and information on climate variations that have affected and will affect Romania; it is also providing support information and relevant data on the overall contribution of each sector to GHG emissions and how human activity (through productive or consumption / use processes) together with natural processes leads to these emissions.   Lower units and operators in lower energy consumption sectors have as targets the reduction of emissions by 19% in 2020 compared to the level of 2005. Also, Romania has pledged to increase the share of energy from renewable sources in energy consumption to 18% in 2005 to 24% by 2020.   Better cooperation with stakeholder groups and the civil society will contribute to a change of mentality and approach, leading to the much desired shift in between theory and practice. Education efforts must support individuals and societies to make informed decisions about climate change.   Climate. Why improve: The policy instrument doesn't have any particular focus on the role of edge cities in facilitating transition to low carbon economy, and this perspective needs to be strengthened on the basis of good practices freom the other partners .   Changing our own behavior can limit climate change. By switching to energy sources that don't release greenhouse gases, increasing the energy efficiency of our homes and offices, and driving less, we can reduce our effect on the climate and limit climate change.     Which partners are working on this? 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Project summary EU regions are experiencing growing levels of air pollution, CO2 emissions, traffic congestion. In a situation of general lack of financial resources for big infrastructural investments, the development of sustainable multimodal mobility becomes one of the EU key challenges. To be more efficient, mobility systems require a greater integration at each territorial level. Therefore, to overcome the current barriers, EU regions need integrated strategies enhancing an effective modal interchange and a higher integration between land use and transport planning processes. MATCH-UP project focuses on the optimization of the places where people change between transport modes. By considering 4 main types of low-carbon means of transport (Walking/cycling; Rail transport; Public transport; Green vehicles), MATCH-UP aims at achieving significant improvements of modal interchange within 4 involved countries (IE, DE, PT, RO). The overall objective is to embed multimodal mobility strategies into the Project Partners’ policy instruments (i.e. two ROPs funded by Structural Funds and 2 local policies) by defining design requirements concerning interchange nodes and transport services for managing and coordinating the interchange, and by developing tools and methods to assess different policies and design scenarios and to define the priority level of multimodal actions. The interregional and multilevel exchange of experience process, through various activities as staff exchanges, site visits and the involvement of local stakeholder groups (e.g. policy makers, managing authorities, transport service providers) will increase skills and knowledge among policy makers and other public administration staff, thus influencing their capacity to promote new initiatives towards sustainable mobility. Beside Project Partners and local stakeholder groups, MATCH-UP will reach other Target Groups through local dissemination activities as Mobility Cafes and interregional public conferences.     €823,135.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 30 Nov 2022 Topic Low-carbon economy Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Southern & Eastern Regional Operational Programme (OP) 2014-2020. Priority axis 5 - Sustainable Urban Development. Investment priority 4e: Promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and mitigation-relevant adaptation measures. The Southern & Eastern Regional Operational Programme (OP) 2014-2020 identifies urban development needs, bottlenecks and growth potentials, including the need for further investment to promote uptake of public transport and eco-friendly modes of transport, other than private motorcars. The OP outlines the need for continued development of low-carbon transport infrastructure including public transport, cycling and electrically powered vehicles. The main OBJECTIVE in relation to MATCH-UP topic is the promotion of low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and mitigation-relevant adaptation measures. The PRIORITIES are:to achieve reduced emissions from transport in accordance with the Commission paper;to support low carbon urban mobility in designated urban centres; to contribute to meeting Ireland’s EU2020 targets for reduced GHG emissions from transport;to support the attainment of Ireland’s Smarter Travel Policy target of 20% point increase in non private car commuting.The policy instrument should be improved in the definition of the strategies for integrating all the multimodal urban mobility initiatives. The OP gives priority to cycling, walking and public transport facilities, but there is a need to improve the strategy for the projects selection in order to multiply the benefits of the low-carbon transport modes addressed by each single project. Which partners are working on this? The Southern Regional Assembly Lower Saxon multi-fund operational programme (EFRE/ESF) 2014-2020 (CCI 2014DE16M2OP001) The selected policy instrument (priority axis 3, investment priority 4e, Specific objective SZ11) is designed to reduce CO2-emissions in different sectors and within IP4e especially by future investments in alternative low-CO2-emitting drive technologies and sustainable mobility solutions. Studies for Lower Saxony investigated that the shift from cars to CO2-saving means of transport would mean a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of about 40% to 70%. Accordingly, the foreseen strategies to reduce CO2-emissions focus on the alternative drives esp. in road traffic and on the shift to less energy-intensive transport modes. This shall result in an increased availability of charging devices for electric and other energy-saving drives, which enables the use of such drive technologies. Furthermore, the access to CO2-saving transport chains shall be improved and CO2-saving offers in urban-rural mobility shall be increased in order to replace motorised private transport. The policy instrument should be IMPROVED and/or extended by addressing a more integrated approach when aiming at improved mobility options in the region. Thus, when targeting at new and multi-modal mobility offers, also the issues demand-oriented supply and the planning of rural and urban areas, e.g. design of stops and stations in town renewal projects need to be considered in order to enable the implementation of respective measures. Which partners are working on this? County of Northeim Mobility pacts in Funchal (Pacto de Mobilidade do Municìpio do Funchal) The Mobility Pacts, geared towards the establishment of protocols between several agents that intervenes in mobility and traffic, deals with mobility and traffic issues and are an important effort for the improvement of low-carbon mobility through the adoption of innovative and sustainable solutions. They were a key result of the CIVITAS MIMOSA project and today are the most relevant policy instrument held by the Municipality for a better insight of the mobility patterns in the city. Notably the Mobility Pacts were signed in 2012 by the Municipality and the relevant mobility stakeholders which agreed to work together in order to contribute towards a more sustainable mobility strategy. The mobility pacts main OBJECTIVES and PRIORITIES are:Establish a shared and consensual vision for the city's mobility strategy, based on a modal shift towards public transport, walking, cycling and green vehicles;Active involvement of the Municipality as well as relevant stakeholders, citizens and institutions in this challenge;Promoting land use planning less dependent from private car.The signing of the Mobility Pacts allowed to start implementing such mobility strategy; today Funchal needs to IMPROVE the Mobility Pacts contents by defining a more structured mobility planning, more integrated with land-use planning. In this perspective improving modal interchange could be a core issue and a more explicit challenge. Which partners are working on this? Municipality of Funchal Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for Timisoara Growth Pole The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for Timisoara Growth Pole has been approved by the Municipality of Timisoara in December 2015 (REP/238624/DSUMP001) and is the strategic document for developing measures, projects and investment priorities towards a sustainable mobility. It covers the territories of Timisoara and other 15 smaller municipalities and aims at enhancing economic growth, social and environmental protection of Timisoara Growth Pole. The SUMP purpose is therefore to enable the development of a sustainable mobility in this territory. The SUMP STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES are: accessibility; safety and security for passengers; environment thus reducing air and noise pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption; efficiency and effectiveness in terms of cost on passenger transport and freight; quality of the urban environment.The Action Plan of the SUMP presents the major interventions that should take place in the next coming period (2016-2030) in order to improve the mobility situation in Timisoara and its peri-urban communities. Although the Action Plan addresses the issue of multimodality and some multimodal transport solutions are envisaged (e.g. the “park&ride” system) a more integrated approach towards a multimodal transportation strategy is actually missing. Such approach could help enhancing alternative means of transportation already in place or towards which a clearer investment strategy should be focused. Which partners are working on this? Timisoara Municipality (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); MATCH-UP Tweets by MATCH-UP Latest News See all project news 06/12/2021 Students and sustainable mobility in Funchal Municipality of Funchal activities with schools to boost the importance of multimodality and sustainable mobility Type: Project 21/09/2021 The 10 minutes town at the EU mobility week The 10 minutes town developed by the Southern Regional Assembly at the EU mobility week Type: Project 06/09/2021 Match-Up in Funchal virtual exhibition The Municipality of Funchal will launch a virtual multimedia exhibition Type: Project 27/01/2021 The match-up e-book MATCH-UP e-book summarizing the whole project process is now available in our library. Type: Project 12/11/2020 Regional Action Plan 10 Minute Town Concept The Action Plan of the Southern Regional Assembly is now approved and available Type: Project 22/10/2020 MATCH-UP’s Evaluation System now available!! The University of Bologna has finalized a tool to assess the performance of planning and design solutions of modal interchange Type: Project 17/10/2020 CIVITAS Legacy award 2020 to Funchal The city of Funchal, a Match-Up partner, have won the highly prestigious “CIVITAS Legacy” award 2020 Type: Project 17/10/2020 Outcomes from the MATCH-UP participatory lab The news presents the main outcomes of the 'Mobilizing people for active low carbon mobility' participatory lab hold at the #EUregionsweek Type: Project 17/10/2020 Big urban mobility projects in Timișoara In the coming years, Timisoara will implement several major urban mobility projects that will change the appearance of the city. Type: Project 12/10/2020 10 Minute Town Concept The 10 Minute Town Concept seeks to have all community facilities and services accessible within a 10 minute walk or cycle Type: Project