| Posted June 29, 2019

State Prize 2019 Awarded to Dr Klaus Töpfer by Prime Minister Armin Laschet

The State Chancellery announced that this year, the highest award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the State Prize, goes to Professor Dr Klaus Töpfer. He is a former Federal Environment Minister of Germany, long-time Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Under-Secretary-General of the UN and also the founding member of […]

| Posted June 28, 2019

Circular Economy Entrepreneurs Conference in Switzerland

“Do you need light bulbs or light?” This quote by Robert Metzke, Philips AG was one of the central questions regarding the circular economy at the Circular Economy Entrepreneurs Conference in Langenthal, Switzerland. Organised by the Swiss Economic Forum, The CSCP played an active role in this conference and led a deep dive session on […]

| Posted June 27, 2019

Behaviour Change Approaches to Be Applied in SCALIBUR Project Pilots

European households produce between 118 and 138 million tonnes of biowaste every year. Biowaste is a valuable resource and can be transformed into green energy, organic fertilizer, feed, biopesticides, bioplastics and many other bio-based products. However, the biowaste management process from collection to treatment and disposal must be optimised to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. Improving biowaste […]

| Posted June 26, 2019

The CSCP and Sitra Set Up the Consumer Insight Action Panel at the World Circular Economy Forum

The 3rd World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) took place in June 2019 in Helsinki and brought together about 2200 key circular economy thinkers from across the globe. Hosted by Sitra, this year’s forum laid a strong emphasis on the next era of the circular economy and scaling up the transition. European Union (EU) policies and […]

| Posted June 25, 2019

How Can Sustainability Labels Work More Effectively?

Even though the interest in sustainability is on the rise, most labels – represeting environmental and social standards – and their underlying criteria are widely unknown. The CSCP partnered with Verbraucher Initiative and Wuppertal Institute to support the German government in raising awareness for their meta label platform Siegelklarheit. A label for the labels? Labels […]

| Posted June 24, 2019

Boom Project Participates in youcoN 2019

“How would we live in 2030? What would we wear? What would we eat? How would we move from one place to another? Where does energy come from?” These questions guided the participants of youcoN 2019 through their vision of 2030. Last month the CSCP joined the youcoN with a few BOOM tools in their […]

| Posted June 23, 2019

The SUS-ISLAND Project Held a Pro-Handprint Innovation Workshop in Mauritius

How can tourism businesses deliver a higher value to customers at a lower footprint?  What does sustainable innovation mean to tourism businesses? How can the tourism industry have a positive impact on the environment and local citizens? The SUS-ISLAND project  explored and showcased the answers to these questions in their workshop with Mautourco. Led by the […]

| Posted June 21, 2019

Sustainability is a Behavioral Challenge, 1 July 2019 in Brussels: Register Now

Changes in consumption patterns and mainstream lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change, especially if we are to deliver on the 1.5°C target. In this transition towards a more sustainable society, understanding how humans actually think and behave is crucial. In other words, sustainability is a behavioural […]

| Posted June 4, 2019

Winners of the “Bio-based Material of the Year 2019”

Compostable sanitary pads from India, sustainable fibres from Finland and home compostable coffee capsules from Germany are the winners of the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2019” For the 12th year in a row, the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials […]

| Posted May 27, 2019

BOOM Holiday Camps: Request for Proposals for Camp Locations

Keen on participating in educating teenagers and young adults about green jobs in the future? The CSCP now invites proposals for suitable camp locations in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) “BOOM – Berufsorientierung und grüne Jobs mal anders” (career orientation and green jobs with a new perspective) are 5 day summer camps for teenagers […]