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Ratification of Paris Agreement top priority for EU and its Member States

President Juncker's State of the Union Speech     On 14 September 2016, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement without delay in his State of the Union...

EUBCE 2017 – Call for Abstracts open until Oct. 31, 2016!

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2017) will celebrate its 25th edition in Stockholm from 12th to 15th June 2017. On behalf of the EUBCE Scientific Committee it is a great pleasure to invite you to be...

Heating & Cooling Strategy: EU Parliament demands action to reduce energy use in buildings

On 13 September 2016, EuroAce reported that the European Parliament Plenary approved an own-initiative report on the Heating & Cooling Strategy (GIEREK Report), calling on the European Commission to focus action on reducing energy use...

SME Instrument: 180 proposals on low carbon & efficient energy systems submitted under September 2016 cut-off

  On 13 September 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) announced that 1,938 project proposals from 40 countries were received for the third cut-off of the SME Instrument Phase 1 this year.   ICT was...

Cool Roofs for a Hot Planet: webinar September 15 - last chance to register!

Webinar on September 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT (8 am CEST)   This webinar discusses the role of cool, reflective roofing, and specifically the role of PVC roofing as a way to decrease energy use and thereby decreasing emissions. PVC singly...

Climate-KIC becomes a member of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

Climate-KIC will be joining a global group of technology experts from civil society, the private sector and research institutions dedicated to technology transfer. CTCN is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, hosted by...

GBS Awards : Vote now for the users’ choice awards

The Green Building Solutions Awards is currently booming: over 40,000 professionals from many different countries have visited the platform since the launch of the vote on August 29.  Users, your opinion matters! Contribute by voting for...

Call for speakers for AIVC workshop - Bring your expertise on IAQ metrics

Call for speakers for AIVC workshop - Bring your expertise on IAQ metrics – Deadline November 1, 2016   The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) is organising a workshop entitled "Is ventilation the answer to...

The green light for green buildings: retrofitting Europe

Retrofitting public buildings is crucial to meeting Europe’s energy efficiency goals. But can new knowledge in retrofitting be replicated across the EU   The move to energy efficient buildings is on. Two European directives are gently...

Smart cities vs “locked-in” cities

One of the key issues facing modern cities today is to avoid municipalities being locked in to technology from a single provider, and to ensure they are free to transition to the most convenient products and services for...

EASME releases list of SME Instrument evaluators

On 7 September 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) published the list of evaluators who select the most promising projects for the SME Instrument. The list contains more than 1200 experts that have...

Thermaflex honoured as B Corp “Best for the Environment”

On 9 September 2016, Thermaflex North West Europe, a company which develops and manufactures insulation and pre-insulated piping solutions for thermal energy distribution, was recognised for creating the most positive environmental impact...

Green Building & City Solutions Awards Ceremony at COP22

As part of the COP22, the Construction21 network will unveil the winners of its 2016 international competition "Green Building & City Solutions Awards" in the presence of Hakima El Haite, Minister of Environment of Morocco, host of the...

Four University Teams Top Winners in ASHRAE Student Design Competitions

British Columbia, California, Florida and Regina Teams Top Winners in ASHRAE Student Design Competitions     ATLANTA, 31 August 2016 – Students from eight countries put their engineering skills to the test to...

EASME: Fill our survey and help us communicate better!

On 6 September 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) launched an online survey to learn about how stakeholders perceive the SME Instrument brand.   EASME invites stakeholders to take a brief moment to...

EASME - Experts needed: Help select Horizon 2020 project proposals

  The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is looking for experts to evaluate project proposals on climate action, environment, energy efficiency and innovation in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).  ...

Flemish Region (Belgium) - Double glazing mandatory in all buildings in 2020

The Flemish government has decided on July 15 2016 that  double glazing will become stepwise mandatory from 2020 onwards. The approach is based on a point-system:   from 2020 onwards, a dwelling without double glazing will receive 9...

Four practical tips to communicate on climate innovation

After four and a half years at Climate-KIC as the partnership’s Head of Communications, Angela Howarth has gained some unique insights that could benefit anyone who is keen to raise the profile of climate innovation. We sat down with her...

UN District Energy in Cities program - Accelerating the energy transition

Accelerating the energy transition: Thermaflex among 14 companies to join United Nations District Energy in Cities program   There is no doubt about it, the growing scarcity of resources in the world today is increasingly...

Supporting cities to access the green bond market

The Green Bonds for Cities project by the Climate-KIC flagship programme Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL), aims to support cities in emerging and developing countries access the green bond market to finance their urban...