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Resource & Environmental Management projects


2015: Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA) State of the Apparel Sector Water Special Report

This milestone report assesses the human, environmental and business case for accelerating water management improvements in the apparel sector in light of an increasingly water constrained world. It describes what these challenges mean for the industry, and what practices - technological, financial, policy, advocacy and collaborative - are currently underway to reduce the water footprint of apparel and textiles. Following the GLASA symposium on August 27 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden in conjunction with World Water Week and an open consultation process, the final report is now available to download

 


2012: European Commission: Design and Planning of Large Scale Resource Use

Dorothy Maxwell led her company team at GVSS to partner with Bio Intelligence Services and The Institute of Social Ecology on this project which supports DG Environment EU policy making on resource management. We identified the patterns and trends of EU land, water and material use and principles for design/planning large scale resource management into the future.

 


2011: European Commission Addressing the Rebound Effect

The Rebound Effect

GVSS led this milestone project for DG Environment to establish the facts and solutions for addressing rebound effects in energy and wider resource efficiency policies. We analysed the evidence base and worked with international experts bringing them together in a stakeholder workshop.

 


2012: European Commission: Implementing EU Waste Legislation for Green Growth

GVSS worked with partners Bio Intelligence Services, Umweltbundesamt and EcoLogic Institute on this project which supports DG Environment EU waste policy. The project presents the economic, financial and social benefits for Member States for best practice implementation and enforcement of EU waste policy.

 


2010 - 2012: European Commission projects under the Sustainable Resource Management Framework

GVSS was one of 8 sustainability companies working together on projects to support DG Environment sustainable resource policy making under the Sustainable Resource Management framework.

 


2011: European Commission: Towards Sustainable Production in SMEs - The Role of EMS and European Parliament conference

For DG Enterprise and Industry, Dorothy Maxwell was a member of the EU expert group of this BEST (benchmarking) project for sustainable responsible business on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in SMEs.

 


2011: Enterprise Ireland: Enviro Centre

One stop shop of online environmental supports for Irish business and industry

 


2011: Carbon Connect - Driving Demand for Low Carbon Technologies

Dr. Dorothy Maxwell was an Expert Witness at the Carbon Connect UK House of Lords Inquiry which focused on creating the conditions to drive demand-led approaches to commercialising low carbon technologies.

 


     
     

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