The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5º C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
This short survey is concerned with how municipalities are managing the energy transition. It is part of a wider EU Horizon 2020 project: mPOWER - Municipal Action, Public Engagement and Routes Towards Energy Transition. While there are many innovative ideas (including remunicipalisation) that have led to more equitable, just and democratic energy policies, there is a need to replicate these local success stories and share more widely.
Post date: 27 Sep 2018
Following the SBE16-Thessaloniki conference, SBE16 SBE19-Thessaloniki “Sustainability in the built environment for climate change mitigation” attempts to address a large palette of issues concerning sustainability and consider their interrelation with regard to climate change.
Post date: 11 Sep 2018
How many Earths would we need if everyone in the world lived the average lifestyle in your country?
We are using 1.7 Earths.
We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ecosystems can absorb. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when we (all of humanity) have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. In 2018, it has fallen on August 1.
Post date: 7 Aug 2018
As a partner at the conference you are provided with an opportunity to participate in a unique knowledge creation and sharing with colleagues from many countries and regions. Showcase your activities, services and products to an expert audience: the congress brings together policy makers and the private sector in a professional setting of international experts.
2018 ISOCARP Congress Target Market Profile includes:
• ISOCARP members worldwide
• Technology sector
• Public sector
• Academic institutions
Post date: 28 Jun 2018
The European Heat Pump Association is pleased to invite you to Decarb Cities Forum, which this year will be held in Vienna, on May 16th, 2018, at the prestigious MuseumsQuartier.
An increasing share of humans live in cities; more than 51% of energy is used for heating and cooling in Europe. This trend requires no-pollution solutions towards zero emissions to maintain local air quality, reduce the effect of heat islands and enable cities to fight against climate change.
Post date: 30 Apr 2018
The International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2018, organized by AEE INTEC, sees itself as a promoter for innovative ideas in the areas of renewable energy systems and resource efficiency, and is intended to be a forum for research, industry and energy policy.
The conference takes place from 3 – 5 October 2018 in Graz, Austria.
Post date: 21 Mar 2018
One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (CMA1.1). Moreover, COP24 will include the so-called Facilitative Dialogue intended to support the implementation of national commitments.
Post date: 21 Mar 2018
by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)
Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the same time, climate change issues are intensifying the UHI effects. To alleviate the UHI consequences and break this vicious circle, the European Union is financially supporting projects and actions which demonstrate and apply relevant mitigation techniques, as shown in this Overview Article.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
The UHI Project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The main target of this transnational project is the development of mitigation, risk prevention and management strategies to counteract the urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon. Mitigation strategies consist in the adoption of urban and land planning models that prevent the establishment of UHI. On the other hand, adaptation strategies aim at reducing the impact of UHI related phenomena, such as summer bioclimatic discomfort.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017