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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] 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] 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] 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...

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...

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...

Energy Performance in Buildings Directive

New rules will make buildings smarter and more energy efficient, saving money and creating jobs in the renovation and construction sector. The European Parliament gave, on 17 April 2018, its final approval on the revised Energy Performance...

"Uniting construction professionals along the entire value chain to deliver efficiency to regions", Isabelle Alfano

Read here Isabelle Alfano's edito, Director of the Construction Business Unit and of the Intermat exhibition. Intermat is an international event gathering construction professionals from the 23rd of April to the 28th in Paris, France. In a...

Intermat, a leading international event in the construction and infrastructure field

Building tomorrow, today   Get your pass for free with the partner code: CONSTRUC21 via this link As a leading international event in the construction and infrastructure calendar, the vocation of INTERMAT Paris is to combine all of the...

New project aims to mobilise Europe on ‘drawdown’

EIT Climate-KIC, together with the German Energy Agency (DENA) and the European Climate Foundation (ECF) have launched Project Drawdown Europe—a leading coalition of researchers, scientists, leaders and activists working to identify and...

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...

Understanding energy poverty in Europe

The reviewed EPBD: upcoming new targets for energy efficiency in buildings

New EPBD is coming! Questions & Answers on Energy Performance in Buildings Directive