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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...

EU plans to massively increase spending on climate change

The European Commission has put forward its future budgetary plans, which include spending a quarter of its entire finances on tackling climate change. Under the new proposals, covering the period between 2021 and 2027, a total of €320...

C40 Reinventing Cities - 4 weeks to go!

#Savethedate On Thursday, May 3rd, the deadline for Reinventing Cities will be exactly four weeks away.  Join C40 Cities and 16 global cities in posting content about Reinventing Cities for a coordinated Day of Action that will support all...

Future risk of record-breaking summer temperatures and its mitigation

Extremely hot summers will become more likely in future decades, but to what extent? And to what extent will mitigation pathways help to limit the increase of this likelihood compared with a business-as-usual scenario of continued rise of ...

Copenhagenize offers a strategy for building bike-centric cities

Mikael Colville-Andersen, urban designer and founder of Copenhagenize—a design studio specialising in bike infrastructure—has now released a book, “Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism”, with the aim of promoting...

Understanding Potential User Needs

The Report based on a survey of 1500+ participants from Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal. The iBRoad project aims to eliminate barriers to deep renovation by developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. The...

The 17th China International Exposition of Housing Industry & Products and Equipment of Building Industrialization

The 17th China International Exposition of Housing Industry & Products and Equipment of Building Industrialization (hereafter referred to as CIEHI EXPO) will be held by the Chinese housing ministry MOHURD (specially by the Center of...

Reinventing Cities: C40 Launches Competition for Global Cities

Today 15 of the world’s great cities launched an unprecedented global competition to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration. C40’s Reinventing Cities initiative has already identified 46 underutilized spaces to redevelop,...

EU carbon emissions rise in sign of challenge ahead

The European Union’s total carbon emissions from fossil fuels rose last year by 1.8 percent, highlighting the challenge the bloc faces in meeting its climate targets. The official EU statistics agency, Eurostat, released the early figures...

ManagEnergy Master Class, 2nd session, 7-8-9 May 2018

The initiative will empower energy agencies to facilitate and support sustainable energy investments at local/regional level. Staff of energy agencies from 17 EU countries learns from experienced trainers on how to develop and implement...

European Commission and EIB further clarify statistical treatment of Energy Performance Contracts

European Commission and EIB further clarify statistical treatment of Energy Performance Contracts   Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are launching a new...

ProGETonE proposes a new approach to upgrade buildings regarding energy and seismic performance

"New solutions for more comfortable, efficient and seismic-safe homes"  15 European entities working together in the innovation project ProGETonE to deliver new ways to renovate buildings, by increasing their seismic...

Understanding Potential User Needs-A survey analysis of the markets for Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps in Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal

The Report based on a survey of 1500+ participants from Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal. The iBRoad project aims to eliminate barriers to deep renovation by developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. The...

Landmark pact unites major businesses to end plastic waste for good

Over 50 major manufacturers and retailers have signed up to a world’s-first pact to completely eliminate plastic packaging from its supply chain. The UK Plastics Pact brings together a range of brand names which are responsible for 80...

Pollution-sucking ‘smart’ trees bring clean air to London and Brussels

Recent installations of the pollution-sucking CityTree in London and Brussels are highlighting how innovative technology can improve living conditions and bring urban challenges to the fore. Cities are increasingly feeling the effects of...

All countries in the Paris Agreement now have policies to fight climate change

The London School of Economics has found that 197 countries which signed the landmark Paris Agreement now have at least one law in place to limit global temperatures. The new research is a ‘snapshot’ into global trends on climate...

The UN’s climate change body releases its first annual report

The UN’s official climate secretariat has launched its first annual report into its work in combatting climate change. The body is instrumental in delivering the commitments of the Paris Agreement and Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon...

FEDARENE releases its recommendations for a Forward-Looking Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020

In June 2017, FEDARENE issued its Berlin Declaration “Stand Together for a United Europe”. Almost one year later, we reiterate our commitment: the European Union and the constructive cooperation of its members is the only way to fight...

Europe’s annual climate innovation summit to be held in emerging green finance centre Dublin

The 2018 Climate Innovation Summit, Europe’s leading event on climate innovation, will be held in the emerging green business hub of Dublin this November with a focus on the finance needed to accelerate climate action.  From 6 to 7...

ProGETonE proposes a new approach to upgrade buildings regarding energy and seismic performance

"New solutions for more comfortable, efficient and seismic-safe homes"  15 European entities working together in the innovation project ProGETonE to deliver new ways to renovate buildings, by increasing their seismic safety, drastically...