low carbon

The DecarbHeat initiative aims at bringing together the major players of the heating and cooling industry and other major stakeholders. Together they can make the vision of a 100% decarbonised European heating and cooling system a reality. The initiative consists of a the DecarbHeat Industry Pledge and the DecarbHeat Declaration of Support. Both will be formally open for signature at the #DecarbHeat 2017 Forum in Brussels on 11-12 May 2017.    
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: Event

Updated 02/03/2017: Extended deadline: 10 March 2017     On 30 January 2017, a call for this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week conference sessions was launched, as well as a call for nominations for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The deadline for both calls is 3 March 2017.  
Post date: 30 Jan 2017
Type: News

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
Type: News

  The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 (EUSEW 2017) will take place from 19 to 25  June 2017, with Energy Days being organised during the whole month of June all across Europe.   Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, EUSEW is a month-long annual series of activities across Europe, promoting secure, clean and efficient energy, and connecting policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to achieve climate and energy goals for the Energy Union.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2017
Type: Event

Treet or "The Tree" in Norwegian proves that sustainable solutions for buildings in an urban context can indeed be achieved by working across different sectors to create a cost-efficient, modular high-rise building using a prefabrication process. Finding inspiration in the long history of wood construction in Norway and, in particular timber bridge building, the decision to build a tall wood high-rise in Bergen was definitely appropriate. Along the way, Treet has also set a new record for being one of the tallest timber buildings to date.
Post date: 4 Jan 2017
Type: Case

Low-carbon heating and cooling strategies for Europe - Final Publishable Report of the EU-funded project STRATEGO April 2014 - November 2016   This report, released in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Stratego research project, provides answers to the following questions:   
Post date: 16 Dec 2016
Type: Publication

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
Type: Event

  On 22 November 2016, the European Commission set out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
Type: News

This Staff Working Document of the European Commission gives an overview of key existing European initiatives related to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It summarises for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) what the main actions are that the European Union is undertaking in terms of both domestically oriented and exte
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS - COM(2016) 739 final    
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
Type: Publication