climate action

On 1 December 2016, the fourth annual C40 Cities Award Ceremony took place in Mexico City. The 2016 C40 Cities Awards aimed to share highly replicable ‘best practices’ across cities and draw attention to outstanding performances that have achieved a high level of environmental success in a challenging context. The ceremony was held on the sidelines of  C40 Mayors Summit.    
Post date: 5 Dec 2016
Type: News

Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can become custodians of atmospheric carbon dioxide and thus help reduce air pollution.   Domestic efforts play an important role in curbing global warming. Besides producing and using renewables, homes can also act as banks that store CO2. This innovative building model exploits bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, which act as “carbon sequestrators.”  
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Type: News

Climate Action Plan 2050 - Principles and goals of the German government's climate policy - Executive Summary  
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

  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

On 14 November 2916, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre released their 2016 report on the Covenant of Mayors signatories achievements, which was presented at COP22 in Marrakesh.  
Post date: 18 Nov 2016
Type: News

  The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) was launched in 2008 by the European Commission to support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy and climate policies. At 4 September 2016, 6201 local authorities from 54 countries had joined the initiative, representing 213 million inhabitants.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

  On 14 November 2016, Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy and Ziad Jibril Sabra, Advisor to the Minister and Director, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan, launched a new platform for cooperation on renewable energy and energy efficiency in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2016
Type: News

With the Paris Climate Agreement now in force, international momentum to make the climate commitments it contains a reality must now be channelled into action – and the EU intends to spearhead progress.  
Post date: 14 Nov 2016
Type: News