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Inés Elvira

Visual Sensemaking: Making the European Green Deal Strong and Real – Harnessing the Power of community-led Initiatives and Local Governments

Live Graphic Recording was seamlessly integrated into plenary discussions, bringing a visually captivating element to ECOLISE’s main policy event “Making the European Green Deal Strong and Real: Harnessing th...
Duncan Crowley

The ALTER NATIVAS Documentary tours Portugal

Notes by Juan del Rio from the ALTER NATIVAS film Portuguese tour 18-22nd July 2023 – An intense, transformative, and inspiring experience! (Original post with images on LinkedIn and Facebook) Last week I had the ...
Sara Silva

Indonesian Cities as Creative Ecosystems?

Indonesian Cities as Creative Ecosystems? The Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) project proposes a long lasting and unique cooperation between cities and research centres in Europe, Indonesia and other countr...
Abdul Otman

Why communities need to engage in politics in general, and the European Green Deal in particular

A perspective from ECOLISE’s policy domain by Nina Klein Community-led initiatives are already active in environmental action on the ground – and have been for decades. Very often this action was done in niches, ...
Abdul Otman

Bringing the EU Green Deal to local levels with the combined power of Local Action Groups and communities

As part of EU Green Week, ECOLISE and ELARD hosted an event on 30 May 2022 centered around the question: how can we make the European Green Deal happen locally? Guest speakers from the EU Commission and representatives o...
Jane Feeney

How do Collective Action Energy Projects Engage Citizens and Encourage Participation?

Collective action energy projects put citizens at the centre of the energy transition. These include energy cooperatives, associations and ecovillages. But how do initiatives like these effectively engage with local comm...
Jane Feeney

Collective Action Initiatives in the Energy Transition: Five Key Takeaways from the COMETS Project

Addressing the climate emergency requires immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors. This calls for an unprecedented transformation of our energy system and a massive uptake of renewable energy. The rece...
Abdul Otman

CéléWatt, a solar park mounted on timber

A small-scale, community-owned solar energy park in Lot, France, uses locally sourced timber to support the photovoltaic panels. The community solar park occupies less than one hectare of land to allow energy productio...
Abdul Otman

Swedish ecovillage generates its own biogas

Suderbyn Permaculture Ecovillage has installed a small-scale micro-biogas digester to generate fuel for cooking and heating. The digester is fed with local food and garden waste. This small-scale biogas digester can b...
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