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Sofies Newsletter #3

Sofies Newsletter #3 is online! In this edition: Insights on selected sustainability topics: How to implement circular economy at a regional level? Participative planning and decision-making processes take time, but as the adage goes, good things come to those who wait...…
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UNIDO publishes a study realized by Suren Erkman on the driving factors of eco-industrial parks developments in emerging economies

Eco-industrial parks contribute to high growth regions and national economic development, especially in developing and emerging countries. However, environmental issues have often not been fully considered and need to be integrated into the planning of industrial parks. With the aim…
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The «AgroCO2ncept» project, a platform for energy and land management

Only a targeted land management can support an economically and ecologically efficient production of renewable energies in rural areas. The latest Geomatik journal, co-written by Sofies-Emac, explains how the agricultural association “AgroCO2ncept” and Sofies-Emac plan to realise this energy and…
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Workshop to scale-up Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production options in the rice sector in Vietnam

Exchange of good practices between 75 attendees, among them representatives from 13 rice milling companies belonging to Vinafood2 corporation in South Vietnam. November 12, 2016, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Six rice milling companies reported about how they benefited from the RECP…
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How to improve electronic waste recycling in Egypt?

As part of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project, Sofies audited four electronic waste recyclers in Egypt. Legal and environmental compliance was verified according to an audit procedure based on the European WEEELABEX standard, and adapted by Sofies to the…
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Anerkennung für ein Klimaschutz-Projekt von Sofies

Für das Projekt «CharUp & DeCarbonize! Aus Abfällen wird Klimaschutz, Humusaufbau und Energie» hat Sofies Emac kürzlich zusammen mit dem Ökozentrum eine Anerkennungsurkunde des Klimapreises der Zurich erhalten. Mit dem Klimapreis fördert Zurich Projekte, die zur Reduktion der CO2-Emissionen beitragen,…
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