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By 2050 around 80% of the world's population will be living in urban areas. Currently, they occupy 3% of the Earth's surface but produce around 72% of greenhouse gases.   Growing urbanization along with climate change will have a serious impact on our life in cities in terms of air quality, warmer temperatures and higher flood risk. But solutions to reducing the environmental impact and improving people's quality of life has been found in nature.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

Over 4,500 citizens from around the world will join forces and take action this week-end as part of EIT Climate-KIC’s Climathon 2020.   The programme unites policymakers, entrepreneurs, youth, business leaders, hackers, academics, students and professionals in tackling the defining climate challenges of their cities– from urban planning to waste, circular economy, green infrastructure, sustainable food and mobility.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
Type: News

Find out what are the results of the survey done during the summer 2020 for the collection of the views on the future of the Covenant of Mayors initiative in Europe with the participation of local and regional authorities.   Our office conducted an online survey during the summer 2020 aimed at collecting local and regional authorities’ views and suggestions on the future of the Covenant initiative in Europe.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
Type: News

The building renovation sector has been moving towards the trend of using prefabricated renovation kits as an approach to effectively target the needs of any given project, and the design of kit-solutions that are able to respond to a range of requirements.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
Type: News

Concept:   Increasing energy costs and inadequate energy efficiency progress keep energy poverty at high levels in the EU. Energy poverty in the private rented sector (PRS) represents a particular category and of major concern since it is a phenomenon that is rising.   Due to the difficulty to identify and measure energy-poor households in the PRS and the lack of information and split incentives, it is difficult to adequately address the issue.
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
Type: Link

Concept:   A company’s energy saving initiatives are influenced mainly by numerous financial and organisational factors. High investment costs slow the adoption of energy efficient measures in SMEs.   The solution is to make it easier for SMEs and to promote energy efficiency as an opportunity. The EU-funded DEESME project will develop a new approach to enable SMEs to manage their energy transition in line with EU policies.  
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
Type: Link

Within the Science to be Green project, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is organizing four events to disseminate scientific knowledge regarding the quantification of environmental impacts, to further support their reduction through individual behaviours.  
Post date: 17 Nov 2020
Type: Event

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Post date: 17 Nov 2020
Type: Event

Join the team from the International Passive House Association for their new series:   iPHA Q&A with PHI!   Once a month, iPHA will sit down with experts from different departments at the Passive House Institute to hear about the work they do, what they offer and how you can make the most of those offerings!  
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
Type: Event

The Extinction Rebellion or Fridays for Future global actions have shown that citizens around the world want to have a say in climate decisions.   For EIT Climate-KIC, it is of paramount importance to create the links between decision-makers and the public around climate action.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
Type: News