CILIFO participates in the European Week for Waste Reduction

19.10.2019. The CILIFO project, financed by the ERDF funds through the Interreg VA Spain-Portugal POCTEP Cross-border Cooperation Program (2014-2020), was presented by the Finnova Foundation, beneficiary of the project, it the European Week for Waste Reduction, at the headquarters of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union.

On the occasion of the European Week for Waste Reduction (https://www.ewwr.eu/en) and within the framework of the CILIFO project, the Finnova Foundation organized at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels, on October 19th, a round table to analyze the challenges posed by waste and innovation linked to circular economy in the forest waste sector, as a means of enhancing the local economy and preventing forest fires. The CILIFO project contributes to climate change adaptation and mitigation. For this reason, CILIFO works on the good management of forest waste and its valorization that help to find innovative solutions that promote the adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

The round table was entitled “Green Deal: circular economy and climate change. Interreg CILIFO case study”. During the conference, professionals in the field of renewable energy and resource management took part, as well as others in the field of circular economy in order to highlight the importance of support from local governments in achieving a more sustainable development. The presentation of CILIFO was given by the CEO of the Finnova Foundation, Juan Manuel Revuelta, who stressed that it is the European fire-fighting project with the largest budget financed by the community initiative Interreg.

The incubator Firefighting Innovation Lab CILIFO (http://innovation.cilifo.eu) was also presented, highlighting the opportunities of this initiative within the CILIFO project. This accelerator aims to prioritize, among other things, the generation of new ideas aimed at reusing the waste resulting from fires.