LONDON– European governments might have national targets to meet the demands of climate change. Many European cities, however, may not be in the mood.Diana Reckien of Columbia University in the U.S. and 11 European colleagues report in the journal Climatic Change that one in three cities have no plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and seven out of 10 cities have no formal plans to adapt to climate change.
Post date: 11 Dec 2013
CONCERTO cities and communities have shown that existing buildings can cut their CO2 emissions, at acceptable costs, by up to 50%. CONCERTO does this by implementing renewable energy sources, innovative technologies and an integrated approach.CONCERTO projects and sites demonstrate energy solutions for smart cities and communities.CONCERTO projects and sites are role models for energy efficiency in buildings and communities. Their functional, sustainable solutions act as source of inspiration for innovative replication in other continents.
Post date: 28 Nov 2013
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released a report on how climate change action is giving us wealthier, healthier cities. The study finds that 1. Climate change action is making cities leaner and richer.2. Emissions reduction activities by cities are pro-business.3. Reducing emissions and adapting to climate change makes for healthier citizens.The report does not neglect to focus on the benefits of lowering energy consumption in buildings and building smarter.
Post date: 23 Aug 2013
K4C provides you with access to hundreds of publications and reports and a world map WHICH provides you with an overview of cities, countries and regions for which good practice examples and documents are available. Moreover, through K4C you can get in touch directly with institutions and communities that are promoting city actions on climate change.
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Do you have what it takes to become "heat pump city of the year 2013"?Let us know how your region/municipality recognises heat pumptechnology in the race for a sustainable energy future.
Post date: 15 Jan 2013
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The competition has been organised in cooperation with the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) and the Association of German Counties, two municipal umbrella organisations. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) is subsidising the competition.
Post date: 6 Mar 2012
Addressing one of the 8 topics defined for this call, partner cities will be requested to consider the 3 following challenges:
How to manage urban development in the context of the economic and financial crisis
How to foster integrated and sustainable approaches to urban development
How to develop efficient partnerships and multi-level governance processes
Post date: 30 Dec 2011