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The European Commission has welcomed the publication of the three new important reports by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, including key recommendations on the types of economic activities that can make a real contribution to climate change mitigation or adaptation (see official press release).   The first report, supported by EIT Climate-KIC’s expertise, provides a classification system – or taxonomy – for environmentally-sustainable economic activities.
Post date: 26 Jun 2019
Type: News

Increasing population growth and urbanisation intensifies the pressure on cities globally. In addition, resources are used inefficiently in the current linear system, which makes cities largely unsustainable.   Considering their high concentration of citizens and businesses, and the ability of city administrations to enact large societal transitions, cities should seize their potential as cradles and catalysts for circular change.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.   This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to design and produce 3 prototypes of thermal insulation for buildings based on biobased and waste based raw materials.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.   The SB&WRC project partners are pleased to invite you to the closing event of the project. It will take place on June 18 at 2:30pm at Veolia's headquarters.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

As part of the European Construction Forum, RICS and other leaders representing the European construction industry call for a new inspiring EU policy framework for the future of the sector, presenting a joint initiative to the European Commission: “Construction 2050: Building tomorrow’s Europe today”.    
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

Lisbon City Council’s first-ever ‘green’ participatory budget, an initiative supported and managed by South Pole and EIT Climate-KIC’s City Finance Lab, has been allocated €5 million to support climate change mitigation and adaptation projects selected by local citizens.   The Mayor of Lisbon made the announcement in May during the ceremony for the winning citizen-selected projects. The Mayor of Lisbon made the announcement in May during the ceremony for the winning citizen-selected projects.
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

Teams in Chicago, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Reykjavík chosen to transform underused sites in their cities into more sustainable and resilient spaces.   C40 Cities and EIT Climate-KIC have announced 15 winners of its Reinventing Cities competition, an initiative launched in December 2017 for local innovators to transform underutilised urban spaces in their communities into carbon neutral and resilient urban projects.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2019
Type: News

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.       This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to design and produce 3 prototypes of thermal insulation for buildings based on biobased and waste based raw materials.  
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Type: News

What are the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED)? The new Clean Energy Package is changing Europe‘s energy markets. “Energy efficiency first” and “global leadership in renewables” are at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy transition.   This requires strong policies, competitive businesses, technology innovation and investments. The WSED conference adress policies, innovation and business in specialised conferences and interactive events.  
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Type: News

New report on embodied carbon to be issued as a ‘call to action’ for the building and construction industry.   The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) will use the 10th annual World Green Building Week (23-29 September 2019) to focus on end-to-end carbon emissions created across the building and construction industry, highlighting the need for the sustainable production, design, build, use, deconstruction and reuse of buildings and their materials.  
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Type: News