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European Parliament calls for more ambitious, consumer-focused energy targets beyond 2020

  in a resolution on the EU Commission’s “renewables progress report”, voted on 23 June 2016 at the European Parliament's plenary session, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) state that although the EU's renewable energy target -20% of total...

Launch of the largest global coalition of cities to fight climate change

On 22 June 2016, the world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, announced the formation of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, a new, first-of-its-kind...

WorldGBC launches project to ensure all buildings are “net zero” by 2050

On June 28, 2016, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a new project aiming to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” by 2050.   The project involves eight green building councils from Australia, Brazil, Canada, German...

Smart Cities committed to action and sharing ideas

The European Innovation Platform on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) held theirgeneral assembly in Eindhoven, The Netherlands late this May. The event was a melting pot of ideas, people and policy trying to make sense of and give...

Taking Smart Sustainable Cities from the Lab to the Real World

We need our future cities to be smart and sustainable, and action needs to be taken now. This was the view expressed by many participants at Climate-KIC and NTNU’s recent ‘Smart Sustainable Cities’ workshop in Trondheim.  The theme for the...

High-level debate on ground level concerns

This year’s General Assembly of the EIP-Smart Cities and Communities brought together over 500 delegates in the Dutch city of Eindhoven on 24 May. Among them were members of REMOURBAN who participated in the Eurocitiesmeeting for...

Swedish pioneer: Energy conversion requires leadership

Although we are up against sizeable economic interests, unwilling governments, and the fear of unemployment, a green conversion is not impossible, says Professor Thomas B. Johansson. He points to sustainable housing in cities and new...

Climate-KIC Flagship LoCaL supports cities to assess and report GHG emissions

A new report offering a gap analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory methods for Trondheim municipality has been published as part of the Carbon Track & Trace (CTT) project under the Climate-KIC Flagship Low Carbon City Lab...

Christian Charignon: " A contest to show the innovations and the evolutions of the sector"

Christian Charignon is an architect and urban planner at Tekhnê Architectes. The Groupe scolaire Simone Veil, in Bourgoin-Jallieu (France), is a GBS Awards 2015 winner, in the “Health & Comfort” category.  Tekhnê Architectes' bet was...

European Parliament calls for more ambitious, consumer-focused energy targets beyond 2020

  in a resolution on the EU Commission’s “renewables progress report”, voted on 23 June 2016 at the European Parliament's plenary session, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) state that although the EU's renewable energy target -20...