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SD Bulletin 50

Send date: 2012-09-03 13:02:40


SD bulletin 50
Sino-Italian Advanced Training Program - September 2012
Coming Up Next at VIU

Tianjin Municipality, NDRC, and MEP are the 3 Chinese institutions that will take part in the VIU Advanced Training Program in September 2012.
3rd International Conference on Degrowth
Venice will host the 3rd edition of the International Conference on Degrowth, Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity. Conferences, workshops, working groups and social events are the main features of the five-day conference (19-23 September).
European Mobility Week 2012
After celebrating the 10-year anniversary in 2011, the European Mobility Week is ready to up the ante and involve even more cities for the eleventh edition (September 16-22).
New EU Directive on WEEE
At the end of July, the new Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Directive 2012/19/EU) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The new law is a recast of the previous one, dated 2002, and it supplements the general waste management legislation.
CDM Help Desk to Support DNAs is Launched
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is the means through which the Kyoto Protocol tries to involve developing countries in reducing greenhouse gases emissions. However, a lot of African and other small size countries are finding it difficult to take part in the mechanism.
Get New Knowledge about Plastic Recycling
How can we improve separate waste collection? Which are the rules for correctly disposing of plastic waste? How much energy can be saved thanks to the recycling process? What are the new products made with secondary raw materials, and therefore coming from waste? These and many other questions are discussed in the new blog "L'imballaggio di plastica secondo CARPI" (Plastic packaging according to CARPI) edited by CARPI, the Italian voluntary consortium for plastic recycling.
Eco-tubs to Save Food at Restaurant – Rimini Province Initiative
A new agreement among Province, USSL (local unity in charge of health care) and restoration and accommodation services was signed in Rimini (Emilia Romagna, Italy) to realize a project called "eco-tub circuit" (Circuito Eco-vaschette).
Code – Second Step for Promoting Cogeneration
CODE is an Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme co-funded project, which started in 2008 and lasted for 4 years, resulting in the first central database of European cogeneration policy. These fruitful results are now inherited by CODE2, the second phase of the project, started on June 1st.


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