The Fundación Empresa Universidad Gallega (FEUGA) organizes, on June 9 and 10, an online conference framed in the European Green Week under the title “Zero pollution society: citizens & industry to climb on a circular strategy”. Different projects in which FEUGA participates, both national and European, will present their contribution to the objective set by the European Commission of achieving zero pollution. The event will have simultaneous translation from Spanish to English and vice versa, making possible to follow it by a larger audience.
The first session will focus on presenting agriculture and livestock projects that can contribute to reducing pollution on our planet. How? Reducing the use of pesticides, as the Horizon 2020-funded project IPMWORKS will demonstrate; increased digitization of the field, just as VINIoT puts into practice, or treating specific diseases that affect vineyards (VITICAST) or bees (VARROFORM).
The ROADMAPproject, funded by Horizon 2020, will then hold its regional forum with its stakeholders. The project seeks to reduce the use of antimicrobials in animals from the animal industry, investigating other alternatives and raising awareness of the need to reduce the use of these drugs.
SOILDIVERAGRO,, also funded by Horizon 2020, which aims to improve soil biodiversity in European agro-ecosystems through the adoption of new practices and cropping systems, will take over in the turn of presentations.
On the other hand, KET4F-Gas organizes a session focused on finding efficient solutions for the management of fluorinated gases. This type of gases, widely used in refrigeration, electronics or air conditioning devices, pose a real challenge for their treatment and recycling, due to their high potential for atmospheric warming. KET4F-Gas, a project co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe Program through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), aims to recover fluorinated gases and reduce their emissions through the development of facilitating technologies and treatments designed according to the principles of the green chemistry.
The closing of the first day will be carried out by the CONSERVAL Poctep, ECOVAL Sudoe and CIGAT Biofactoría projects, to demonstrate how, through innovative processes, zero waste can be achieved. The three projects, headed by Cetaqua, represent a perfect example of a circular economy, converting by-products and wastewater from the canning industry, urban organic waste and sewage sludge into products with high added value.
The second day of the event will focus on the SMARTER TOGETHER project. The smart city concept is also in line with better resource efficiency and therefore less pollution. The City Council of Santiago will explain the SMARTiago initiative, the result of its participation in the project funded by 2020 together with other cities such as Lyon, which will also share its learning.
After this first presentation, the FIREPOCTEP project, developed within the framework of the Interreg-Poctep program, will be presented. This cross-border cooperation project between Spain and Portugal aims to strengthen fire prevention systems on the border between these two countries, as well as to promote the circular economy to improve the use of resources. In addition to presenting the objectives of FIREPOCTEP, other projects developed in the same axis will be presented, counting with the participation of some project partners.
European Green Week 2021
The Green Week of the European Union 2021 is celebrated this year from May 31 to June 4, 2021, with associated events, scheduled throughout the European territory between May 3 and June 13.
The event covers topics such as air, water, land and food. Thus, other relevant initiatives for the European Green Deal will be discussed, such as climate initiatives, the future Strategy on Chemical Substances, and initiatives dedicated to energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fisheries, health and biodiversity.
The presentation of these projects at the European Green Week offers the opportunity to see the complementarity between the different initiatives, as well as to highlight the role that Galicia plays in cross-border cooperation in terms of innovation and development towards a more sustainable society.
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