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Andy Bull spent  30 years in Welsh Local Government and developed many projects on climate change mitigation and sustainable development over the years. He was responsible for the creation of Mid Wales Energy Agency and also worked for Severn Wye Energy Agency.   He has been semi-retired for the last four years having been persuaded to be part of the UK team on Biogas Action. As the winner of the 4th edition of Roger Léron Award, he is a standard for many to follow.
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Type: News

EIT Climate-KIC’s ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s largest green business ideas competition, is open for applications in over 35 countries.   How it works Prospective participants are to consult the ClimateLaunchpad calendar, verify the application deadline for their country and follow the instructions to apply.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Type: News

EIT Climate-KIC is playing a prominent role at the third World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in Helsinki, 3-5 June 2019. WCEF 2019 will highlight the world’s best circular economy solutions for governments, industries, businesses and households. EIT Climate-KIC will participate in several events at the forum, including a talk on circular economies in cities from CEO Kirsten Dunlop at the opening day on 3 June.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Type: News

Adrian Joyce has more than fifteen years of experience as a practising architect. During his career in the building sector, he has paid a lot of attention on how to bring innovation to this field towards a more energy efficient approach.   In 2003, he joined the Brussels-based Secretariat of the Architects’ Council of Europe (EuroACE), of which he became Director in 2010. Adrian is Secretary General of EuroACE and Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign since August 2011.
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Type: News

Mayors and leaders of 210 cities across Europe, representing 62 million citizens have today urged the European Council and Member States to step up the EU’s climate commitments, to show global leadership and drive ambition to make rapid progress in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

Simone Lowthe-Thomas is Chief Executive Officer of Severn Wye Energy Agency (UK) and FEDARENE Vice-President for Energy Efficiency (Buildings & Behavior).  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

When it comes to building sustainable buildings, humans have a lot to learn from termites.   A recent study that colleagues and I published in Science Advances explains how some African termites maintain cool and stable temperatures in their nests throughout the year. The answer lies in the wall of the nests, composed of tiny but highly-connected pores.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

The politics of climate change in Australia has always been about the costs of change. It’s often debated in terms of we can’t afford or can afford to pay for the changes needed to our power, transport and building systems. However, the benefits can also be calculated and in general can be shown to outweigh the costs in the long term. We can also very easily see the short-term economic benefits in our cities.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

Too often it takes a crisis to trigger changes in legislation and behaviour, when forward thinking, cooperation and future planning could have negated the risk in the first place. Australia’s building and construction industry is under the microscope and changes in the law are in the wind, due to situations that could have been avoided.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from the sprawling city of Jakarta – and it isn’t the only country with plans to build whole new cities.   AsiaTravel/Shutterstock Wendy Steele, RMIT University The announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension for cities today.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News