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Small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly aware of the benefits of closing loops and improving resource efficiency, such as saving material costs, creating competitive advantages, and accessing new markets. At the same time, however, various barriers challenge small businesses in their transition to a circular economy, namely a lack of financial resources and a lack of technical skills.

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“Ecopreneurs for the Climate” is the Global Week of Green Business and the Climate Movement. A week of activities, comprising climate innovation labs and the Climate Champion Awards, that takes place in cities and communities across the world. It aims at empowering ecopreneurs and scaling up green business solutions that tackle climate change. The 2016 Edition -ECO4CLIM16- will take place on October 24-30, 2016.

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The Circular Economy paradigm may offer enterprises a new crop of opportunities, but SMEs risk being left behind because the complexity of the discussion and of the instruments are unsurmountable barriers to exploitation. A systematically organised and stakeholders centred framework is necessary to give SMEs access to these opportunities: in the report the authors develop such a framework.

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World Tourism Day: Europe's local leaders call for a European strategy to boost the tourism sector

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GreenEcoNet's Final Conference entitled 'Moving towards a circular economy: Challenges and opportunities for SMEs' took place at CEPS in Brussels on the 26 May 2016.

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The GreenEcoNet team is proud to present the 5the and final policy brief in our series, entitled 'Private Climate Finance Mechanisms for SMEs'.

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The GreenEcoNet team is proud to present the 4th policy brief in our series, entitled 'Decarbonising the EU economy by 2050: the contribution of SMEs to the decarbonisation of the transport sector".

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The GreenEcoNet team is proud to present the 3rd policy brief in our series, entitled 'Energy Efficiency Policies for SMEs in Europe'.

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Following on from the first policy brief on circular economy, the GreenEcoNet team is proud to present policy brief No.2 entitled 'Networking for SME innovation in a green economy'.

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A 1 minute video that will explain to you, what GreenEcoNet is and why you should join today!

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