Category: Circular Economy


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...

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...

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....

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...

5th Thematic Webinar – Circular City Hubs: Improving thriving, liveable, resilient urban centres

IURC cities engaged in Circular City Hubs discussions and recommendations Organised on 14 December, the Circular City Hubs thematic webinar was the final one for the 2021 programme year. The IURC Asia & Australasia team attracted 176 registered participants from  23 countries, namely Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland,...

2nd Round of EU-Malaysia Cities’ Bilateral Exchanges

For the second time since the kick-off meeting, Malaysian and Portuguese pilot cities representatives met online and agreed on cooperation areas, possible pilot actions and possible schedules for the study visits. Three bilateral encounters were organised online: EIXO Atlántico and George Town (Penang State) Maia Municipality + Maiambiente and Seberang Perai (Penang State) Vila Nova de Famalicão and Seberang Perai...