Month: October 2021

COP26 is Here: Join us and Be Part of the Change!

The COP 26 (UN Climate Change Conference), hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The purpose of this conference is to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol and establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to put a halt to the globe’s temperature rise and tackle climate change. COP26, in particular, is…

It’s Show Time: Let Loops Begin!

On the 20th of October, Loops webinar returned to kick off Season II!  Do you want to dive into the ground-breaking world of innovation? That’s exactly what Loops is for!  For this episode of Loops we wanted to dive into the world of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs), in light of an ever-growing need for them and the increasingly urgent need of innovative circular projects to secure this demand. Veltha is…

COP26 is coming: What are the Perils of Climate Change Policies Inertia?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference brings together the parties (197 countries or states) that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international environmental treaty established to combat the effects of human interference in the climate system. Its supreme decision-making body, the Conference of the Parties (COP), meets annually to assess progress in that subject. Its purpose is to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol and establish legally…

Policy Lab with Circular Regions – A new Chapter

On the 1st of October 2021, Veltha hosted the first digital workshop for regional officers, thus inaugurating a new 3-month session of the Policy Lab for circular Regions. During this workshop, we had the honour to welcome 19 regional officers from 11 European countries. Two broad events have been brought to the front during the session: .  1)The importance of the European Week of Regions and Cities in relation to…

Welcome to Loops 2.0!

We’re pleased to announce that our initiative, Loops, is back for yet another season! After the success of the first season in terms of knowledge exchange and participation, we will open again the curtain of our live webinar series Loops, conceived as a virtual occasion to showcase the research and results that the Horizon2020-funded projects are producing in the field of circular economy and innovation.  Please save the date: on…

The Role of Circular Economy in the Oversaturated Fashion Industry

There’s no doubt that clothes and fashion have long been an integral part of almost every aspect of our culture and society. The global fashion industry is estimated to be worth around 2,6 trillion euros, which represents 2% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Nevertheless, the sector’s significant use of finite resources and materials, makes it the second most destructive industry, after oil, for the environment. Considering this, the…