climate change

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The IPCC Special Report released in late 2018, highlighted the urgency of minimising global temperature rise to 1.5°C and emphasised the need for systems transitions that can be enabled by investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation, policy and acceleration of technological innovation and behavioural changes (IPCC; 2018).  
Post date: 8 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

In the last decade, energy efficiency (EE) has been considered as one of the major tools for addressing climate change, as it allows to reduce energy consumption (depending mainly from imported fossil fuels) and, therefore, also greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For this precise reason, and given the growing environmental concern among society, EE has been integrated first in the EU 2020 goals and hereafter in the EU 2030 goals, both defining specific targets in terms of CO2 emissions, renewable energy use in power generation, and EE.  
Post date: 24 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

As COVID-19 cases rose and lockdown measures came into effect around the world, commercial building occupancy dropped dramatically, from 100% to almost zero in the space of a week in many places. Many might expect near-zero occupancy to mean near-zero energy consumption, but new data reveals that this is not the case. In fact, many offices, shopping malls, and entertainment complexes are consuming 80% or more of their usual full-occupancy energy levels, highlighting huge cost implications for businesses, building owners, and the environment.  
Post date: 9 Sep 2020
Type: News

There are many suggestions and various policies and actions to combat climate change and achieve decarbonization but how do we know which ones will be most beneficial?   For example, what will have the greater impact on emissions: increasing public transportation use or adapting the diet? How much will emissions reduce if we phase out coal by 2025? What impact will increasing heating and cooling efficiency have on total emissions?  
Post date: 1 Sep 2020
Type: News

The 13th International Conference on “Energy and Climate Change” will take place at  the “Kostis Palamas” building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, on 7-9 October 2020, in Athens, Greece and is set under the auspices of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization and the United Nations Academic Impact initiative.   Conference of Three dimensions  
Post date: 24 Aug 2020
Type: Event

The report brings together all the latest information about renewable energy market and industry developments, policy and investment trends.  
Post date: 20 Aug 2020
Type: Publication

FEDARENE member regions and energy agencies are dedicated to helping municipalities in fighting climate change and preventing its unintended consequences. Read this new publication and find out about some of our best practices’ examples in the field!  
Post date: 19 Aug 2020
Type: Publication

After two very successful editions featuring story-teller Rob Hopkins and Prof. Per Espen Stoknes, the ManagEnergy Talk is back for its first ever virtual edition. Dr Cara Augustenborg will deliver an inspirational speech on "A holistic approach to energy transition". Join us on the 11th of September!  
Post date: 12 Aug 2020
Type: News

After two very successful editions featuring story-teller Rob Hopkins and Prof. Per Espen Stoknes, the ManagEnergy Talk is back for its first ever virtual edition. Dr Cara Augustenborg will deliver an inspirational speech on "A holistic approach to energy transition". Join us on the 11th of September!  
Post date: 12 Aug 2020
Type: Event

Last year the main focus was on improving the energy performance of buildings. Reducing the use of fossil fuels and the direct and indirect CO₂ emission of buildings caused by heating, cooling and ventilating and at the same time improving or safeguarding the indoor environmental quality.  
Post date: 16 Jul 2020
Type: News