URBAN GreenUP is a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Under the coordination of CARTIF Technology Centre, 25 partners from 9 countries are working together to develop a new strategy for re-naturing cities through Nature-Based Solutions. Activities will take place in the three demonstrator cities of Valladolid (Spain), Liverpool (UK) and Izmir (Turkey) and will be replicated across Europe, Latin America and Asia. The project was officially launched in Valladolid on 7th June.
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
By Frankie Downy, Manager of C40’s Private Building Efficiency Network
When stepping off a train or plane to visit a city for the first time, you wonder: will it live up to expectations, will it look like it does in the movies? Then the towering skyline of New York City, Hong Kong or Tokyo hits you and it takes your breath away. As a tourist it’s exciting; however, viewed through the lens of a policy maker with the task of making those buildings energy efficient, it’s a daunting prospect.
Post date: 21 Feb 2017
Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency
Post date: 20 Feb 2017
Numerous German and Polish municipalities are taking pioneering action for the climate and, thus also, for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. More than 800 Polish municipalities have applied for funding for the development of low-carbon growth plans. The German Environment Ministry (BMUB) is involved in expanding advisory assistance services for these municipalities. At the moment, the BMUB is supporting two projects that facilitate German-Polish exchange at local and regional level through the establishment of climate action city partnerships, among other initiatives.
Post date: 23 Jan 2017
On 21 January 2017, the town of Essen in Germany officially becomes the European Green Capital for 2017. In the official European Green Capital Handover Ceremony, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will hand over the title for 2017 from Ljubljana to Essen.
Post date: 20 Jan 2017
In 2017, the Energy Cities Conference will be hosted from 26 to 28 April by the German city of Stuttgart, well-known for its industrial activity as well as for its foresighted climate and energy policy. In a region which can be considered the birthplace of the German energy transition (Energiewende), Stuttgart will serve as a learning place on the societal, cultural, economic and technological shifts that come with the energy transition in Europe.
Post date: 14 Dec 2016
Kongress 2017: EnergieEffizienzBauen - Forschung zu effizienten Technologien und intelligenten Konzepten für die Strom- und Wärmewende
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
Am 11. Oktober 2016 präsentierten die Gewinnerstädte des BMBF-Wettbewerbs "Energieffiziente Stadt" die Ergebnisse ihrer 5-jährigen Arbeiten zur Steigerung der Energieeffizienz der Gesamtstadt. Die Abschlusskonferenz fand in Stuttgart statt und bot Einblicke in die intensiven Arbeiten, messbare Ergebnisse, innovative Technologien, Methoden und Werkzeuge und Dienstleistungen die auf andere deutsche und internationale Städte übertragbar sind. Die fünf Städte zeigen Wege hin zu einer energieffizienten, ressourceneffizienten, klimafreundlichen und sozialen Stadt der Zukunft.
Post date: 17 Oct 2016
On 11 October, 2016 the winner cities of the competition "Energy Efficient Cities" presented the results of their five year work on improving the energy efficiency on a whole city level funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The final project event took place in Stuttgart and allowed insights in the intensive work, measurable results, innovative technologies, methods, tools and services that can be transferred to other German and international cities.
Post date: 17 Oct 2016
One of the key issues facing modern cities today is to avoid municipalities being locked in to technology from a single provider, and to ensure they are free to transition to the most convenient products and services for citizens offered by competitors
As more and more cities launch projects to become smart, a substantial need is emerging: the ability to share the various models across the world so that they can be replicated anywhere.
Post date: 12 Sep 2016