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Act and Working Group on Remediation for Soil and Groundwater Pollution of Asian and Pacific Region (ReSAGPAPR WG)

In 2000, the Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Act was enforced in Taiwan, setting regulatory requirements as a new performance standard. Based on it, measures like assigning pollution fees, creating research projects, providing consultancy and technical developments were implemented successfully to maintain an eco-innovative  sound pollutant control in soil and groundwater environments.

“ÖkoKauf Wien" – A programme for sustainable public procurement

The ÖkoKauf Wien programme supports Vienna City Administration to purchase its goods and services according to sustainability criteria — from laundry detergents and office supplies through to construction services.

Elforest - electric hybrids pioneers in the sector of large industrial vehicles.

Though successful in many transportation sectors, there has not yet been a major break-through for electric hybrid technology in large industrial vehicles. The company Elforest has entered the market with an innovative electric hybrid concept which helps to reduce some of the challenges of this segment of vehicles.

Providing consumers with an incentive for collecting and recycling old clothes

Being the leading retailer of clothing, household products and food in the United Kingdom, Marks & Spencer (M&S) started the initiative ‘shwopping’ (swap + shopping) to promote the recycling and reuse of clothes, while also reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. Consumers receive a voucher for a discount of £5 upon returning a bag full of old clothes to their local M&S or Oxfam store. Oxfam can then reuse these clothes either by, directly reselling them, reprocessing them into restyled garments or selling them in bulk for secondary uses.

LIVEDIVERSE

LIVEDIVERSE (LD) is a new approach to find ways to improve water-based livelihoods, while at the same time protecting biodiversity. LD has identified the relationships between different forms of vulnerability (ecological, socioeconomic and cultural-spiritual) and presented these relationships in a managing support Geographic Information System (GIS) software tool for the four target cases of study in developing countries.

THESEUS

The “Innovative coastal technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate” (THESEUS) is a large-scale project that aims to deliver both coastal defence methodologies and technologies for protecting human activities on shores as well as for establishing healthy habitats.