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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...

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...

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...

Low-lying islands could become “uninhabitable” within decades

A new study has found many of the world’s low-lying islands are under direct threat from sea-level rises and repeated flooding. The researchers, led by the US Geological Survey (USGS), used the Marshall Islands as a basis for understanding...

Global leaders commit $4.1 billion to protect environment

A fresh injection of $4.1 billion from the international community has been made available to help prevent biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions  The money will be used by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a fund to...

ABRACADABRA H2020 Project: Ongoing call for case study buildings to benefit from a free and thorough analysis of potential volumetric Add-ons and Renewables!

Are you planning to renovate a building? Would you like to combine energy efficiency improvements with architectural additions? The EU-funded ABRACADABRA project has developed 3 decision support tools for this purpose which you can test...

[Video] PAREX contributes to the growth of sustainable construction and supports the Green Solutions Awards 2018

PAREX, a major player in the field of building chemistry, is actively engaged in the fight against climate change. In addition to responding to environmental, social and societal challenges, he also supports the Green Solutions Awards and...

[Video] Sponsor of the Green Solutions Awards 2018, Rabot Dutilleul "put sustainable development at the heart of its strategy"

For Rabot Dutilleul, a family-owned development-building company, the buildings are a "showcase for human activities". As the Green Solutions Awards is "one of the few competitions to promote real buildings with users", the Group is...

[Video] BNP Paribas Real Estate acts for sustainable cities and supports the Green Solutions Awards 2018

European leader in real estate services, BNP Paribas Real Estate intends to play a key role in urban transformation and "share its vision of the sustainable city of tomorrow". Among its commitments, the group supports the Green Solutions...

[VIDEO] The "Green Solutions Awards, are the accelerator of the dissemination accelerator for innovation"

Véronique Pappe, Director of Construction21 France and International, presents the Green Solutions Awards, an international competition aimed at highlighting and rewarding buildings, neighborhoods and sustainable infrastructures that...

Insight into Construction in Estonia by the European Construction Sector Observatory

The Estonian construction sector has gone through a boom and bust cycle due to the global economic crisis, followed by a period of gradual recovery. Productivity in construction fell by 45.2% between 2008 and 2010, but recovered between...

Green Climate Fund commits a further $80 million to climate change adaptation projects

The Green Climate Fund has approved over $80 million for three new climate change adaptation projects.  Earlier in 2018, the Green Climate Fund announced funding worth $1 billion for climate adaptation projects. The interagency...

Reducing the Risk of Common Causes of Injury and Death Outside the “Fatal Four”

The U.S. construction industry continues to do well. At the start of 2018, industry experts expected spending and starts to remain strong, even if the 2017 and 2018 year-of-year growth rate was moderate. As the industry settles into a few...

Insight into Construction in Finland by the European Construction Sector Observatory

The Finnish construction sector was not as affected by the economic crisis as other European countries; however, its performance has closely mirrored the trend of the general economy, characterised by overall stagnation and a double-dip...

EU Parliament approves new measures to create a circular economy

The EU has taken a significant step towards fundamentally changing the way its economy works, shifting towards principles which make an asset out of waste. Draft laws recently adopted by the EU Parliament in Strasbourg create the tough new...