Everyone knows the term waste. The term waste is associated with things of no value or inferiority. But is everything we see as waste really useless? Definitely not. It is time to question the definition and interpretation of waste.
#Waste #Recycling #Reprocessing #WasteGeneration #PlasticWaste
Security Policy Challenges
Some of the world’s most senior decision-makers like Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and Bill Gates came together virtually for the MSC Special Edition 2021 on 19 February. They discussed how to rebuild and renew the transatlantic alliance and international cooperation.
#SecurityPolicy #GlobalChallenges #TransatlanticPartnership #MSC2021
EU Industry Days
Industry is the engine of innovation, productivity growth and exports. EU Industry Days, from 23 - 26 Feb 2021, is Europe’s flagship annual event on industry and the main platform to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities with thousands of participants across Europe.
#Revitalizing #Competitiveness #EU
Global leaders like German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, business, government, and civil society leaders participate in a virtual Davos Agenda 2021 event from 25 - 29 Jan 2021 to discuss global challenges following the pandemic.
First Among Equals
H.E. Guy Parmelin was elected President of the Swiss Confederation for 2021 by the United Federal Assembly on 9 December 2020 in Bern. "We are stronger together. In these particularly turbulent times, cohesion is essential", he said in his acceptance speech.
#FederalPresident #Switzerland #FederalCouncil #Cohesion
One Planet Summit
In the course of the fourth One Planet Summit on 11 Jan 2021, the French government led by President Emmanuel Macron met heads of state and government, leaders of international organizations, and NGOs to mobilize forces and act in the interests of biodiversity.
#ClimateChange #Biodiversity #Ecosystems #Protect #Restore #ClimateSummit
H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the 12th Federal President of Germany, welcomed the new ambassadors of Japan, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Tunisia at the Federal president’s official residence at Bellevue Palace on 7 December 2020.
#FederalPresident #BellevuePalace #Accreditation #Ambassadors
“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”
Sustainable fashion is not always visible at first glance. The Green Button, the government-run certification label for sustainable textiles developed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is changing that.
#CertificationLabel #GreenButton #Sustainability #Textiles
10th Forum Bellevue
"From the crisis into the future". Along with his guests, the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier examined how we as a society can succeed in bringing about the fundamental changes needed for the future.
#FederalPresident #Germany #Europe #Future #Society #Democracy
AI & Civil Rights
Are algorithms the new decision-makers? AI-driven technology is entering more aspects of every individual’s life - rising considerable challenges for society as a whole. The Council of Europe issues a 10-point Recommendation on AI and human rights.
#AI #Algorithms #HumanRights #SocialChallenges #Technology
The European Commission presented its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. This strategy lays the foundation for the EU transport system to achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises.
#EuropeanCommission #Sustainability #Mobility #Transport #Digitalization
European economy is suffering the consequences of the worldwide pandemic. Eurofound launched a survey entitled "Living, working and COVID-19" to measure the impact of the crisis on well-being, work and the financial situation of people living in Europe.
#Economy #QualityOfLife #Challenges #FinancialSituation #EU #Eurofound
“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.”
Offshore Wind Energy
Europe is a world leader in offshore renewable energy and can become a powerhouse for its global development. The EU is planning a 25-times increase in offshore wind capacity from 12 to 300 gigawatts by 2050.
#RenewableEnergy #OceanEnergy #EU #Sustainability #Infrastructure #WindEnergy
Europe's Mobility Sector
2020 has forced the mobility sector to reimagine itself. It looked like several startups in Europe were going to have a very rocky year but nearly all have bounced back again, buoyed by booming consumer interest in micro mobility and online delivery.
#Europe #ModernMobility #EMobility #StartUps #Delivery #MicroMobility