On 30 September 2016, EU ministers, in a historic move, approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. The decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels. This decision brings the Paris Agreement very close to entering into force.
Post date: 3 Oct 2016
President Juncker's State of the Union Speech
On 14 September 2016, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement without delay in his State of the Union Speech to the European Parliament.
Post date: 15 Sep 2016
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017: Evidence Report | Chapter 5: People and the built environment
Post date: 12 Sep 2016
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is looking for experts to evaluate project proposals on climate action, environment, energy efficiency and innovation in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
More specifically, these experts will act as peer reviewers in the evaluation of project proposals in these areas:
Post date: 8 Sep 2016
Klimawandel, Energieunsicherheit und Ressourcenknappheit sind zugleich Risiko und Chance für Immobilieninvestitionen. Um das im letzten Jahr beschlossene globale Klimaabkommen erfolgreich umzusetzen, wird das Engagement des Privat-sektors zur Umsetzung entscheidend sein, allen voran des Immobiliensektors.
Post date: 7 Sep 2016
This catalogue, published by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, briefly presents the 189 projects resulting from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 one stage calls for proposals in the Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials".
Post date: 6 Sep 2016
On 1 September 2016, Climate Transparency released a report which examines and analyhses a range of indicators on climate action, including investment attractiveness, investment in renewable energy, climate policy, the carbon intensity of both the energy and electricity sectors of the G20 economies, of their fossil fuel subsidies and their contributions to climate finance.
Post date: 5 Sep 2016
This report by Climate Transpanency looks at a range of indicators on climate action, including investment attractiveness, investment in renewable energy, climate policy, the carbon intensity of both the energy and electricity sectors of the G20 economies, of their fossil fuel subsidies and their contributions to climate finance.
Post date: 2 Sep 2016
This report, released by the ZERO-PLUS project, is on the combined energy and environmental performance of the proposed energy production and management technologies. More specifically, the document covers the final results from building modelling and simulation on the expected energy and environmental performance for eight types of residential buildings (ranging from villas to apartment buildings for social housing) across four case studies (Cyprus, France, Italy, United Kingdom).
Post date: 31 Aug 2016
The first edition of Climate Chance will take place from 26 to 28 September 2016, at La Cité, in Nantes, France. Local authorities, associations, trade unions, scientific organisations and citizens are invited to this meeting, which aims to enable a picture to be drawn of the state of action worldwide regarding the fight against climate change, exchanges to take place to explore in depth the successes and difficulties, to promote the pooling of experience and innovations, and to highlight the opportunities that arise from this resolute fight against climate change.
Post date: 24 Aug 2016