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Horizon 2020 project nominated for the prestigious Zukunftspreis for innovation, using CO2 as a raw material to make plastics

Dr Christoph Gürtler, Prof Walter Leitner and Dr Berit Stange have have proven that CO2 currently emitted by industries to the atmosphere could be turned into tangible and marketable materials for future products. Researchers and industry have...

U-CERT news article October 2019 issue REHVA Journal

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools...

Boosting the EU's green recovery: Commission invests €1 billion in innovative clean technology projects

The Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund, one of the world's largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission...

Eurac Research's advice to the Ukrainian government on renewables

For the past 15 months Eurac Research has been offering extensive advice to the Ukrainian government on promoting sustainable development and renewable energy. The consultancy, implemented by an Italo-Austrian team, included the Austrian...

The NEWCOM competence database

With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, a competence database has been developed. This database provides a basis for the mutual recognition of skills of professionals throughout Europe. The...

The EU has opportunity to accelerate shift to cleaner and more resilient energy future as it rebuilds from Covid-19, says new IEA policy review

The European Union is strengthening its efforts to make its energy systems cleaner and more resilient, reinforcing its global leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new energy policy review by the International...

Housing: Lessons for a Post-COVID-19 World

Dwellings provide not just a living space, but act as a pandemic shelter, a workplace, an impromptu school, a gym, a playground and more.  Katja Maununaho, Sini Saarimaa, Jyrki Tarpio and Sofie Pelsmakers (Tampere University) critique...

Green Deal: Coal and other carbon-intensive regions and the Commission launch the European Just Transition Platform

On Monday 29 June, the Just Transition Platform (JTP) was launched to help Member States to draw up their territorial Just Transition Plans and access funding from the over €150 billion Just Transition Mechanism. This online Platform will...

Webinar - The First Preparatory Webinar of GFHS 2020: Strategies for fighting epidemics: adaptable buildings and resilient cities

The First Preparatory Webinar of The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2020) Theme: Strategies for fighting epidemics: adaptable buildings and resilient cities Date and Time: 10a.m – 12p.m, CET...

Climate-neutral EU before 2050

The announcement of the European Green Deal Investment Plan in January revealed the European Commission’s priorities in mobilizing at least €1 trillion in sustainable investment over the next decade, with the aim of...