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Making our buildings climate-proof is not only about reducing the 36% of CO2 emissions they are responsible for, but about doing so while caring for the people that live in them. That’s why the transformation of the buildings sector must have a prominent role in the EGD.  
Post date: 6 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The European Union is the first to become carbon neutral by 2050 in the world. The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - will mobilise public investments and unlock public funds through EU financial instruments which will lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.   Complementing other initiatives announced under the Green Deal, the European Green Deal Investment Plan is based on three dimensions:  
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
Type: News

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to below 2° Celsius.  
Post date: 31 Jan 2020
Type: Link

Are you a budding designer? Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent? Are you concerned about energy sustainability?  
Post date: 29 Jan 2020
Type: News

WorldGBC's interactive digital case study library map showcases some of the world’s most cutting-edge sustainable buildings. Each case study demonstrates enhanced performance in relation to health benefits or achieve net zero operational carbon, as verified by established certification schemes, rating tools or other third-party verification.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2020
Type: Tool

This prestigious title is awarded annually to a European city that is a leader in sustainable development, including environmental, social and economic considerations. The title includes a €350,000 prize to further bolster exceptional sustainability efforts. Only 12 cities have been awarded this title, ten of which are ICLEI Members.   For the past year, ICLEI Member Oslo (Norway) held the title of 2019 European Green Capital. On 10-11 January 2020, they officially handed this honour over to Lisbon.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: News

Building on the outcomes of the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology which was held in Tokyo on June 12 2019, the G20 Energy Efficiency Finance Task Group (G20 EEFTG) has collated leading practices by financial institutions and participating member countries in scaling up the energy efficiency investment market to the trillions of US dollars required.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2019
Type: Publication

The Campus Humanitas University is a new international university of medicine, located near the renowned Humanitas Research Hospital Hospital in Rozzano, near Milan.   The project involves the creation of a new university infrastructure serving about 1000 students. The campus, surrounded by a large park, takes full advantage of its location through a masterplan based on pedestrian paths, offering a harmonious relationship with the surrounding green, with no natural continuity solutions.
Post date: 19 Dec 2019
Type: Case

A New Beginning  
Post date: 16 Dec 2019
Type: Event

While there is a broad consensus on the fact that a high-quality built environment impacts positively on people’s everyday lives, it can prove difficult for public authorities, project developers and built environment professionals to assess and guarantee the quality of the buildings and urban spaces they commission and design.  
Post date: 9 Dec 2019
Type: Publication