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EIT Climate-KIC is playing a prominent role at the third World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in Helsinki, 3-5 June 2019. WCEF 2019 will highlight the world’s best circular economy solutions for governments, industries, businesses and households. EIT Climate-KIC will participate in several events at the forum, including a talk on circular economies in cities from CEO Kirsten Dunlop at the opening day on 3 June.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Type: News

Adrian Joyce has more than fifteen years of experience as a practising architect. During his career in the building sector, he has paid a lot of attention on how to bring innovation to this field towards a more energy efficient approach.   In 2003, he joined the Brussels-based Secretariat of the Architects’ Council of Europe (EuroACE), of which he became Director in 2010. Adrian is Secretary General of EuroACE and Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign since August 2011.
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Type: News

Mayors and leaders of 210 cities across Europe, representing 62 million citizens have today urged the European Council and Member States to step up the EU’s climate commitments, to show global leadership and drive ambition to make rapid progress in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

Simone Lowthe-Thomas is Chief Executive Officer of Severn Wye Energy Agency (UK) and FEDARENE Vice-President for Energy Efficiency (Buildings & Behavior).  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

When it comes to building sustainable buildings, humans have a lot to learn from termites.   A recent study that colleagues and I published in Science Advances explains how some African termites maintain cool and stable temperatures in their nests throughout the year. The answer lies in the wall of the nests, composed of tiny but highly-connected pores.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

The politics of climate change in Australia has always been about the costs of change. It’s often debated in terms of we can’t afford or can afford to pay for the changes needed to our power, transport and building systems. However, the benefits can also be calculated and in general can be shown to outweigh the costs in the long term. We can also very easily see the short-term economic benefits in our cities.  
Post date: 15 May 2019
Type: News

Too often it takes a crisis to trigger changes in legislation and behaviour, when forward thinking, cooperation and future planning could have negated the risk in the first place. Australia’s building and construction industry is under the microscope and changes in the law are in the wind, due to situations that could have been avoided.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from the sprawling city of Jakarta – and it isn’t the only country with plans to build whole new cities.   AsiaTravel/Shutterstock Wendy Steele, RMIT University The announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension for cities today.  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

Linked to GlobalABC Work Area 3 – Market Transformation. Speakers: - Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council - Luca De Giovanetti, Manager, Science-based Targets, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - Romain Poivet and Edouard Fourdrin, ACT project, ADEME - French Environment and Energy Management Agency  
Post date: 8 May 2019
Type: News

Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 for European energy-intensive industries is within reach. These industries can contribute their share to the EU’s net-zero by 2050 vision if supported by the right policy framework which is currently under discussion by the European Union’s member states.  
Post date: 1 May 2019
Type: News