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CapaCITIES project officially launched in Udaipur, with the inauguration of its E-Rickshaws pilot initiative in the city

A multi-year international cooperation project on “Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development (CapaCITIES)” was officially launched in the city of Udaipur (India). The project which is funded by the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC)…
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An event organised by Sofies gathered key stakeholders from the rice value chain in Ho Chi Minh City

While developing the business cases in collaboration with the rice millers for the RECP Program in Vietnam, it became more and more evident that there was a need to work beyond the walls of the factory. Indeed, to secure the…
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Towards an integrated Climate Smart pioneering Vineyard in Pula Valley, China

Yantai is one of China‘s largest wine industry areas. Wine industry is considered as having a rather high carbon footprint due to the intensive usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Yantai EPB in cooperation with the local wine industry is looking…
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Entrepreneurs in e-waste management: call for applications in Egypt

E-Khorda is an electronic waste recycling entrepreneurship support program that aims to help build operational e-waste companies by end of 2017 as part of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project.  The program will offer 10-15 e-waste potential startups from Egypt multiple…
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European-Chinese H2020 project No Agro Waste (NoAW): Consortium workshop in Roma

An innovative collaboration between famous European and Chinese applied research organizations and socio-environmental-marketing experts is at the heart the NoAW project. Objective: developing eco-design and implementing new processes to convert agro-waste into viable value chains. The basic principle of the NoAW…
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Interessantes Fazit der PRE-Tagung in Landquart und erste neue Ideen

Die Auswertung der Diskussionen, die an der von Sofies-Emac mitorganisierten Tagung in Landquart im vergangenen November zu Bilanz und Potenzial des Instruments PRE geführt wurden, zeigt ein differenziertes Bild der Bündner Landwirtschaft.  Diese ist sehr vielfältig und verfügt aufgrund der…
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