EU policy

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What is the European Week of Regions and Cities?   The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.   The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2020
Type: Event

One of the mission critical pathways to reach EU´s goal to reach net zero emissions through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s emissions. The EU remains a world leader in its building energy codes, but rapidly scaling deep building renovation to deliver needed emissions savings remains one of the most wickedly complex societal, technical and financial challenges of our time.  
Post date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Do you know what is the average CO2-emission reduction target of the European Covenant of Mayors signatories? Or how many signatories are aiming for climate neutrality? Are you curious to know how, as the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office, we accompany over 9,700 local governments in taking energy and climate action?  
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

BPIE - The Buildings Performance Institute Europe, developed a set of recommendations for all stakeholders which could support economic recovery post COVID-19, and trigger a renovation wave and achieve climate-neutrality for Europe’s building stock by 2050: An Action Plan for the Renovation Wave: Collectively achieving sustainable buildings in Europe.  
Post date: 13 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

This study, commissioned and supervised by the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), provides technical support to investigate the feasibility of introducing optional building renovation passports (BRPs) in the EU.  In particular, pursuant to Article 19a of the EPBD, this study evaluates the relevance, feasibility and potential impact of BRPs. This work is carried out in close consultation with stakeholders and in collaboration with leading experts, including IFEU and the Shift Project.
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

This analytical report is part of the European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) and aims to provide policy insights as well as highlight a set of evidence-based lessons learnt for policy-makers on how to support housing affordability and sustainability. Some of the key drivers and obstacles around housing affordability are identified and analysed and the relevant policy initiatives are also presented. Finally, the report offers a set of lessons learnt, based on the performed analysis.  
Post date: 25 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

CA-EED Plenary Meeting will be taking place from 18th - 19th March 2020 in Berlin, Germany   For more information, please follow this link: http://www.ca-eed.eu/   EED - Overview  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: Event

Efficiency First (E1st) is now an established principle of EU energy policy. It has been embedded in various legislative pieces of the Clean Energy for All package in 2018-2019.  
Post date: 14 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The review of EU´ fiscal rules, Stability and Growth Pact comes as multi-lateral effort to make the European economy more sustainable and to achieve the zero-emission goal by 2050. Part of this includes also a review of the state aid rules and a “green supporting factor” in the capital requirements for banks. A new taxonomy has also been adopted to better channel funds to sustainable goals.  
Post date: 7 Feb 2020
Type: News