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The Green Deal: Commission invests €1bn in innovative clean technology projects

The commission has recently launched calls for proposals under the Innovation Fund to encourage clean technology projects and to achieve climate neutrality.
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Local level transformation in a crisis: A turning point for people & planet

Xavier Longan, Lead for Partnerships and Operations in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, discusses how local level transformation could be a turning point for people and the plant during a global crisis.
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Impacts of COVID-19 on the fashion industry

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has largely affected the fashion industry from the people it employs to the waste it has created, however this crisis could present an opportunity to rethink the industry.
microplastics in drinking-water

WHO report on microplastics in drinking-water

Jennifer De France from the World Health Organization walks us through what we need to know about microplastics in drinking- water.
cleaner transport

Building momentum for cleaner transport

Amy Adams, VP Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins, discusses how we can build momentum for cleaner transport to make way for more resilient, healthier, and more sustainable cities.
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Open Access Government July 2020

The July 2020 edition of Open Access Government encompasses high quality and stimulating content on government policy issues globally, including health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, finance, economic development, government, international development, environment, energy and zero-emission vehicles.
EU’s priorities

The Green Deal: Are the EU’s priorities still in place?

Isabel Caño Aguilar, Vice-President for Communication at the European Economic and Social Committee, turns our thoughts to the Green Deal - and asks if the EU’s priorities for equality and digitalisation are still in place.
fly-tipping

Tackling the UK’s fly-tipping crisis

Aaron Georgiou, CEO and Founder, Litta, discusses how businesses have been affected by recent fly-tipping activities and what can be done to ensure the efficient and safe disposal of commercial waste.
sustainable businesses

Building more sustainable businesses in a post-COVID world

Dr David Dempsey, Country Leader and General Manager, Salesforce Ireland, explores how businesses can keep the environment in mind as they start to rebuild processes after COVID-19.
energy policy

What are the UK’s priorities for energy policy including electric vehicles today?

Megan Warrender of Open Access Government explores Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, led by Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP’s, priorities for energy policy in response to COVID-19.
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Battery technologies underpin green recovery plans in Europe

Dr Alistair Davidson, Director of the Consortium for Battery Innovation, argues that battery technologies underpin green recovery plans in Europe.
chemically contaminated sites

Tackling chemically contaminated sites in the United States

Jennifer Kay and Bevin Engelward walk us through how the National Institutes of Health teams up with universities to tackle some of the most chemically contaminated sites in the United States.
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The NewJET project: Additional benefits of Sustainable Alternative Fuels for aviation

Dr Simon Blakey talks us through The NewJET project pioneered by the University of Birmingham, which is creating Sustainable Alternative Fuels for aviation.
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Cost-effective and sustainable low impact mining solutions

Here, Prof Dr Horst Hejny discusses the work of the SLIM project in creating low impact mining solutions and tackling exploitation.
CO2-neutral

GERICS coordinates scientific underpinning for a CO2-neutral Germany

Here, GERICS presents how they develop tools and solutions in interdisciplinary collaboration with 9 Helmholtz Centres for a roadmap to make Germany CO2-neutral by 2050.
water purification

Making nanocellulose filters for water purification with underutilised biomass

This chemistry focus delves into making nanocellulose filters for water purification with underutilised biomass, as described here by Benjamin Hsiao from Stony Brook University in the U.S.
ESB Smart Energy Services

Public sector expertise and private sector innovation deliver tangible results for Dundee city

Here, we discover that Dundee’s partnership with ESB Smart Energy Services has brought 4.9 megawatts of sustainable energy online in just 18 months.
clean energy transition

A clean energy transition in Europe

Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy charts her policy priorities for a clean energy transition in Europe in spite of COVID-19.
European Green Deal

Europe’s Green Deal makes progress despite COVID-19

Open Access Government investigates the strides being made by Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans and the Commission to work towards the Green Deal’s ambitious goals during COVID-19.
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The UK’s transition to zero-emission vehicles

Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport in the UK charts the UK’s transition to zero-emission vehicles, including comment on electric vehicles.

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