Various actors in the alliance have addressed topics such as alternative economies, data and the environment, the material basis of digitalisation, digital capitalism, urban-rural-smart as well as civil society and communities.
The project concentrates on enabling and promoting sustainable urban mobility in Lahti, Finland. Among other measures, such as open mobility data platform and SUMP, the project develops a model for personal carbon trading on mobility and an application for the citizens that enables real-time tracking and visualisation of one’s mobility carbon footprint.
The world’s first national circular economy roadmap was drawn up in Finland in 2016. The roadmap is a strategic instrument for promoting comprehensive change in society.
Electric cargo bike rentals for residents, businesses and NGOs is a project implemented in the framework of CityChangerCargoBike and CoBiUM (Cargo Bikes In Urban Mobility). Users can use the bikes offered by the city for free for a period of 7-28 days (depending on the target group) to find out that this is a great solution for many people.
The German Ecodesign Award (Bundespreis Ecodesign) is Germany’s highest state award for ecological design. In the four categories of product, service, concept and young talents, it awards submissions that meet the highest ecological and design quality requirements.
Green Tiger (Rohe Tiiger in Estonian) is a cross-sectoral collaboration platform which is creating a basis for a green economy, just as the Tiger Leap project jump-started the development of Estonia’s technology sector.
The Green List presents the furniture that meets high environmental requirements, the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, within the agreement for the Regional Authority of Västra Götaland (VGR), a public organisation responsible for healthcare with 55,000 employees.
Händelö Eco-Industrial Park – world-leading industrial symbiosis between industry and city through bio-based and circular economy.
At Kalundborg Symbiosis, public and private companies buy and sell waste from each other in a closed cycle of industrial production. Driven by increased costs of materials and energy for businesses, exchanges between companies are initially assessed on the basis of economic gains in saving of resources or money.
The encouragement of recycling is a central pillar of the corporate strategy of Berliner Stadtreinigung (Berlin Waste Management, BSR). With the second-hand department store NochMall, which opened in the summer, BSR intends to intensify its efforts in this area.
The H2020 PROMPT project has the goal to establish an independent testing programme to assess the lifetime of consumer products when they are put on the market. The focus is on electrical and electronic products and in particular on smartphones, (smart) TVs, washing machines and televisions.
In 2019 the City of Warsaw, together with Our Earth Foundation, EcoTech System and Coca-Cola, launched in Warsaw the first network of Recyklomats in Poland. These are devices for selective waste collection, which is an attractive way to remind residents that it is worth segregating waste.
The Smart Map is a mapping of initiatives that promotes access over ownership, for instance bike kitchens where volunteers show you how to fix your bike, electric car pools, and solidarity fridges where anybody can leave and pick up food.
SUSTAINORDIC is a platform and network that aims to promote sustainable consumption and production based on a Nordic perspective, in accordance with the UN’s Global Goal 12 of Agenda 2030. The initiative takes its starting point in a joint Manifesto with 12 underlying subgoals. The Manifesto has interpreted Goal 12 into more concrete points of action, which resonate with Nordic values and culture.
The project was launched in 2011 by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation on the creation of an instrument that would allow small and medium-sized businesses to gain access to relatively cheap long-term money.
Think Sustainably is a service which resembles a city guide with sustainability as the main factor. It allows local residents and foreign visitors to make sustainable choices on a daily basis. It filters content from the MyHelsinki.fi website to suggest sustainable services, such as restaurants, shops, sights, events and accommodation.
In order to create a further incentive in the population to give preference to repairs rather than new purchases, the City of Vienna started development of the funding programme in 2019.
Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change. We are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund.