Neptunus Project (‘Water-Energy-Seafood nexus: eco-innovation and circular economy strategies in the Atlantic Area’), supports the World Environment Day 2020.
The NEPTUNUS project takes advantage of the programmes and policies that result from the European Strategies on Food Circular Economy and the Single Market for Green Products. Under the umbrella of the Interreg Atlantic Area, the project involves fostering green growth, eco-innovation and environmental efficiency for the whole seafood and aquaculture supply chain.
Thus, the main intervention fields of the project are the research and innovation infrastructure, processes, technology transfer and cooperation in enterprises focusing on the low carbon economy and on resilience to climate change, and the support to environmentally-friendly production processes and resource efficiency in small and medium-sized enterprises.
Along a three-years project (2019-2022), the Neptunus consorptium will promote the sustainable development of the seafood sector in the Atlantic area by supplying a consistent methodology for products eco-labelling and defining eco-innovation strategies for production and consumption under a circular economy approach. This project will provide key actions for resource efficiency based on life cycle thinking, incorporating producers, policy makers and consumers in the decision making process.