The EU has heavily invested in projects to renature cities. After the European elections, a new executive will head the EU. What will happen to the NBS policy?
The so-called "nature-based solutions" (NBS) are the latest trend in the environment domain. The use of natural infrastructures, such as vertical gardens, green roofs or green walls, to tackle socio-environmental challenges has been around for decades, but only recently has it started to be systematically researched.
Post date: 15 Jan 2019
On November 29, 2018, the representatives of STARDUST’s Lighthouse City of Trento organised their 1st Stakeholder Workshop on how to tailor technical solutions electric mobility, according to the local needs
Post date: 10 Jan 2019
URBAN GreenUP will play an active role in the event taking place from the 28th of November to the 1st of December 2018 in Italy
Post date: 14 Nov 2018
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented.
Post date: 26 Oct 2018
The document provides a detailed description of the green urban interventions implemented by the project
URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available on the project’s website. The catalogue aims at fostering the global uptake of the URBAN GreenUP approach by providing cities worldwide with robust indicators on how to embrace urban challenges using nature.
Post date: 11 Jul 2018
EU Green Week 2018 will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.
Post date: 21 Mar 2018
Europe’s Energy Efficiency and GHG Targets will not be reached without concerted effort from policy-makers and the private market. According to International Energy Agency (IEA) EU needs to invest $1.3 trillion in energy efficiency in buildings from 2014-2035 because 75% of Standing EU Buildings were built with no, or minimal, energy-related building codes. Europe’s EE challenge in buildings mainly concerns the energy efficient renovation and investments in its existing buildings stock. This challenge cannot be tackled without the commitment of the financial sector.
Post date: 11 Jan 2018
The next edition of EU Green Week, with the theme ‘Green cities for a greener future’ will take place from 21 to 25 May 2018. Organised by the European Commission, the event will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.
Post date: 20 Nov 2017
There’s been a lot of talk over the last few years about self-driving vehicles. Vehicles ‘driven’, essentially, by computer are being rolled out in various locations across the world. The technology, we’re told, is ready to go - all that needs to happen is for governments to put a legal infrastructure in place to cover the use of self-driving cars.
Post date: 26 May 2017
Supporting the creation of Green Homes through a credible, cost-effective certification program represents an opportunity for residential investors & developers to differentiate the quality and environmental performance of their construction projects while educating consumers about the financial and other benefits. Financial institutions – through the issuance of Green Mortgages tied to certified Green Homes – can significantly reduce their mortgage default risk and raise the asset valuation of homes they finance and can, therefore, offer a lower cost of financing.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017