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Commission welcomes final vote on energy performance of buildings

Commission welcomes final vote on energy performance of buildings

The reviewed EPBD: upcoming new targets for energy efficiency in buildings   With the new EPBD the Commission wants the EU to lead the clean energy transition. For this reason the EU has committed to cut CO2 emissions by at least...
Mainstream climate change into post-2020 funding framework, Climate-KIC urges European Commission

Mainstream climate change into post-2020 funding framework, Climate-KIC urges European Commission

EIT Climate-KIC is calling on the European Commission to mainstream climate change into all policy areas covered by the EU’s next long-term budget. Responding to ongoing discussion in Brussels around the EU’s post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial...

Plans released to transform London into a zero-carbon city

Ambitious plans have been released this week which seek to transform London into one of the world’s greenest cities. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, unveiled the new environment strategy, which seeks to make the capital zero-carbon by...

Costa Rica to become the world’s first zero-carbon country

Costa Rica’s newly elected president is vowing to take the historic step of decarbonising the entire country. President Carlos Alvarado made the pledge in his inauguration speech this week, in which he described the “titanic and beautiful...

What has more influence over future heat wave exposure: Climate change or population growth?

A new study authored by researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research has found that more people will be exposed to heat-related extremes, not only due to global warming but...

Biotech in the built environment is turning Tallinn’s city waste circular

What happens to waste from cities? Could we build cities in future which will produce energy while consuming it? And how can we create interactions between nature and our urban architecture? Speaking at TedxBucharest in April, Marco...

iBRoad project publishes 8 country factsheets

The iBRoad project aims to design, develop and demonstrate Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps for single-family houses. This tool looks at the building as a whole, and provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term horizon...

Tourism’s carbon footprint is four times larger than first thought

Global tourism contributes an estimated 8 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study on the issue, claimed to be the world’s first. Researchers at the University of Sydney analysed the carbon footprint of the tourism...

Global jobs in renewable energy top 10 million for the first time

A major new report has found that renewable energy now provides 10.3 million people with employment around the world. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which represents 156 member states, published the report today, which...

Poor countries will bear the brunt of temperature shifts

New research suggests the impacts of climate change will be unevenly distributed between rich and poor countries. Researchers from the Universities of Wageningen, Montpellier and Exeter analysed data from 37 different climate models to...