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We came to the neighborhood 6 years ago because it was close to uni, and the truth is that we love the mix of cultures it has
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One day we received an email from the landlord saying it was raising the rent
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We were willing to keep living here, so we started to see what we could do
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In Barcelona, in the last 3 years new builts have risen by 20%, rents by 30% and second hand purchase by 40%
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Since we became members of la Borda I've been in the conviviality committee, Raquel has been in a couple of them
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Now we are already trying out with the rest of members how we want to live together
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Household lifestyles and it’s associated activities are a crucial factor for personal environmental impact and transformations
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the goal now is to make it easier for more people to make their own cooperative housing.
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Conviviality in cooperative housing, La Borda

Conviviality in cooperative housing, La Borda

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We work closely with clients, mainly here in Congo, to help them find out how the circular economy is good for their business
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for most of them eco-innovation means engaging all their value chain, and this feels sometimes challenging
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Some really embed this new thinking at strategic level and is when big changes happen
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SMEs in transitioning economies sustain 70% of their national GDP and 2/3 of formal employment
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I have to admit that for our clients to work with UN knowledge gives them security, and it does to us too
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For many of these countries circular economy is one of the best way to build strong and sovereing local economies
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this means we are getting more and more projects where what we end up doing is creating new business models
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one never knows but I am seeing many companies shifting and that gives me hope
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Eco-innovation in SMEs for a Circular Economy, UN Environment

Eco-innovation in SMEs for a Circular Economy, UN Environment

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I was with jobs on and off without being able to find something meaningful to work on
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until 2012, when my partner and I started a project to transition his whole country, Liechtenstein
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it's been an amazing journey so far, specially to be able to practice what we preach
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Many youngsters in Europe faced the aftermath of 2008, and still today are, by creating their way out of spiking unemployement
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work with clients was great, but it was hard to find ways to organise ourselves beyond business as usual
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also to get support during hard times from peers or people who where going through similar challenges
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now its us who share practices or tips from what worked for us, so we support each other as entrepreneurs
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Emerging entrepreneurial practices and stories, EEP

Emerging entrepreneurial practices and stories, EEP

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Last weekend we presented our first full collection, and today we're going to sell it for the first time.
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so I am very excited to see how people respond 'cause this is one step further from what we did before
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Increasingly more social groups are facing barriers to enter the job market and find ways to sustain their lives.
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people like to pass by the stand and try something out, most of them ask me if we have an online shop
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at the end most people come to eat or drink something, listen some music, to spend some time off in the weekend
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Neighbourhoods are struggling to find the balance between creating a dynamic environment and not falling into a scenario of gentrification
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for us is also important the tips we get from the other people in stands who are also starting their business
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because we know is not easy to start something, but I guess we all have experienced that at some point
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La Pionera: a platform for those who start, Formació i Treball and Barcelona Activa

La Pionera: a platform for those who start, Formació i Treball and Barcelona Activa

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Can’t believe it's been already 8 already since we started and the size it got!
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I in the communications department since the beginning, and with the growth the needs of the team have changed
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It's fun and at the same time a lot of work, now, for example, we are preparing the member’s school in September
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The energy sector is the main contributor of greenhouse emissions, increasing and reaching in 2018 its highest historical level
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where we will meet many active members and local groups. Part of my day to day is to support them.
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Renewable energies are the ones that have grown the most, despite only reaching a quarter of global production
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Everything is easier thanks to the team, I am lucky to work with very motivated and mission driven people open to continuous learning
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Mainstreaming community-led cooperative renewable energy, Som Energia

Mainstreaming community-led cooperative renewable energy, Som Energia

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