Category: Ecological Transition. Green Deal


Ecological Transition & Green Deal

The sub themes addressed under this Thematic Network are: Circular Economy, Nature Based Solutions, Sustainable urban agriculture, Renovation Wave

Portugal-Malaysia Pilot Action: Penang Eco-School Delegation to Famalicão

From 20 to 25 November 2023, Vila Nova de Famalicao (VNF) hosted the second cohort of the eco-school student exchange programme “Famalicao-Penang Youth Climate Action”, which has been awarded the support of IURC's competitive fund. The mission focused on closing the loop on food waste and other waste streams. The Malaysian delegation consisted of one principal and two top students...

Kochi-Messina collaboration leads to pilot flood management warning system in the city of Kochi

As part of the IURC Programme, five water level sensors were installed in Kochi, India from November 13-16, 2023, in cooperation with Kochi Municipal Corporation, Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development (C-HED), Kochi, City of Messina and University of Messina. The water level sensors were developed by the University of Messina and were deployed in the city of Kochi by...

Peer to Peer Collaboration Leads to a Circular Economy Pilot in Chennai

As part of the IURC Programme, Chennai (Chengalpattu district) in India, the City of Trier in Germany, the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai and the Trier University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) have been cooperating on a sustainable campus concept. To set the basic framework for a circular economy, a biogas pilot plant was constructed at the HITS...

Exchange of Global Learnings on Digital Tools for Flood Management

30 October 2023 As part of the IURC thematic network ‘Ecological Transition & Green Deal’, IURC AA (India) delivered the thematic cluster event Digital Tools for Flood Management on 30th October 2023. Officials from the cities of Panaji, Kochi, Leh, Christchurch, Semarang, Surakarta, Penampang, Melaka, Rotterdam, Messina, and Meteora/Farkadona/Trikala (Greece) attended the interactive event, as well as representatives from organisations...

Bangkok and Chennai Experts Meetings in Trier, Germany

As a follow-up of the IURC Global Event 2023 participation, a high-level delegation from the university HITS (Chennai, India) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration held technical meetings in Trier. The delegation included Mr. Pornphrom Vikitsreth, Chief Advisor for Climate Action the Governor of Bangkok, as well as Dr Ahosk and Enind Verghese from HITS. The activity was hosted by Prof....

EU-New Zealand: IURC Cities participated at Sustainable Cities Dialogue

The Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand has launched a new seminar series entitled Policy Futures: EU-Aotearoa New Zealand. The purpose is to deepen policy dialogue on issues of mutual relevance, such as climate action, digital policy and the future of multilateralism. The series will support exchanges between New Zealand and EU researchers, practitioners and decision-makers across government,...

IURC Korea Cities meet EU Ambassador at ICP Conference in Incheon

Delegates from the IURC Korea pilot cities of Seoul and Sejong met Ms. Maria Castillo Fernandez, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, during the ICP-AGIR Final Conference held in Incheon, Korea, on 3 April 2023. The EU-funded ICP project has promoted city-to-city (C2C) cooperation between EU and non-EU cities on the topics of energy transition, air quality,...

Eco-Schools & Circular Economy – Students from Portugal and Malaysia exchange experiences online

Youth Action Matters - under this motto, the pilot cities of Vila Nova de Famalicao and Seberang Perai organised an online exchange involving selected pupils from three schools: SMK Convent Butterworth (Seberang-Perai), Camilo Castelo Branco (Vila Nova de Famalicao), and Colegio Nova da Maia (Maia). Each school presented current initiatives in areas including energy saving, waste segregation, as well as...

IURC China Webinar | Regional Innovation & Smart Sustainable Specialisation Strategies

On 2 June 2022, IURC China has organised the cooperation networking webinar on the Regional Innovation & Smart Specialisation Strategies. The event involved 14 European and Chinese regions, which are committed to transforming their economies and societies through further developing their strategic policy framework for innovation, industrialisation, sustainability and social development. Participants are from not only regional governments, but also...

The Story of Liujiang River: The Green Transition of Liuzhou

As one of China's major industrial cities, Liuzhou has explored a model of green, sustainable development. The transformation of the Liujiang River, the mother river of Liuzhou, epitomises this process. [video width="640" height="368" mp4="https://www.iurc.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/The-Story-of-Liu-River_Liuzhou-China.mp4"][/video]