Month: November 2021

What role does the EU play in nature restoration?

Europe’s habitats are continuing to be destroyed, and ecosystem degradation is becoming a major issue across Europe. The call for nature restoration is growing and the demand for change is on everyone’s mind. Restoration can have a massive impact on the future of Europe, creating benefits for biodiversity, by improving upland forests and water retention for climate adaptation. Moreover, restoration can play a major role in economic and social development…

LOOPS 2.0 #3: Circular solutions improving the life cycle of textiles

The textile industry, an ever-growing industry with a high demand that leaves major environmental impacts throughout the world. Clothes, footwear, and household textiles are responsible for water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and landfill, with 10% of the global greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production of textiles. A change needs to be made and these impacts have to be addressed. Do you want to know how to tackle these impacts?…

Rethinking the Food System through Circular Economy

The global food system can be defined as an interconnected network encompassing the whole range of actors, infrastructures and activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal of food and diet products throughout the world, that originate from agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and parts of the wider economic, societal, and natural environments in which they are embedded. Food security for the consumers within this global food system is considered…

The Policy Lab Spring to Action and Becomes an Incubator for EU Project Proposals

Veltha is proud to announce that our Policy Lab is shifting its approach. The think tank will not only be a container of information exchange, but also a booster for practical use. After a massive amount of knowledge exchange, interaction, and research with European regions, it’s time to get down to business. From the experience and lessons learned from our earlier Policy lab period and after our participation in the…

A call to tackle textile waste: 11 Countries write a joint letter to the EU

In a joint letter sent in the first week of October 2021, eleven European countries have reached out to the European Commission in an effort to demand new measures to tackle the issue of waste in the textile industry. The joint letter was signed by eleven ministers from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. The letter is a follow-up to the roundtable discussion…

LOOPS 2.0 #2 The sustainable future of the mining industry

Does the world of ground-breaking innovation excite you? Well, look no further than Loops! On the 5th of November, we hosted our exciting episode 2 of Loops 2.0. In the episode, we wanted to showcase the sustainable future of mining and how innovative projects were helping achieve a sustainable future in the industry.  Veltha would like to introduce you to ROBOMINERS and Dig_IT, two Horizon 2020 projects that are paving…

The Role of Insurance Companies in the Transition towards a Circular Economy

Insurers are no strangers to environmental concerns. As the economy’s financial first responders, they are often called upon to pay for damages and defend those filing claims involving environmental, social and governance events. In fact, according to a survey by DNV and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), circular economy tactics are rising on corporate businesses internationally. While other studies have been indicating that corporate sustainability is a success…