The Handbook aims to provide decision-makers with a comprehensive NBS impact assessment framework, and a robust set of indicators and methodologies to assess impacts of nature-based solutions across 12 societal challenge areas: Climate Resilience; Water Management; Natural and Climate Hazards; Green Space Management; Biodiversity; Air Quality; Place Regeneration; Knowledge and Social Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Transformation; Participatory Planning and Governance; Social Justice and Social Cohesion; Health and Well-being; New Economic Opportunities
Post date: 18 Jun 2021
On January 2021, STARDUST partners from the Lighthouse city of Tampere participated and organised a handful of sessions during its virtual Tampere Smart City Week.
Post date: 10 Jun 2021
Founded in Treviso, Italy, in May 1990, the ARCHITECTS’ COUNCIL OF EUROPE (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level. ACE’s mission is:
Post date: 6 May 2021
Possibilities to develope benchmark values for LCA buildings
Whole life carbon assessment of 60 buildings - Possibilities to develop benchmark values for LCA of buildings assesses the hitherto largest number of building cases collected in Denmark with regard to GWP.
As part of the objective to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, in recent years there has been great focus in the building and construction sector on reducing the climate footprint of buildings.
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Several heritage organisations reacted to the fact that protected sites don’t play an important role in the EU Green Deal’s strategy against climate change, even though historic buildings represent a significant share of the stock in Europe
Post date: 16 Apr 2021
The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency plays a key role in supporting the EU Green Deal through the efficient and effective implementation of its delegated programmes.
Post date: 15 Apr 2021
The World Energy Transitions Outlook preview outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape. This preview presents options to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and bring CO2 emissions closer to net-zero by mid-century, offering high-level insights on technology choices, investment needs and the socio-economic contexts of achieving a sustainable, resilient and inclusive energy future.
Post date: 30 Mar 2021
REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC) series provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.
The REC’s neutral, fact-based approach documents in detail the annual developments in policies, markets, investments and citizen action, with a particular focus on renewables in public, residential and commercial buildings as well as public and private urban transport.
Post date: 19 Mar 2021
The 'Bale House' is the new Visitor Centre in Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, funded by Hastings Borough Council with grant aid from the Interreg NWE programme.
From the foundations to facade, it is constructed from natural and recycled materials which are healthy, fireproof, breathable, and they lock up carbon from the atmosphere, recycling agricultural by-products.
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
As part of Finland’s centenary celebrations, Helsinki is now home to Oodi. It is a magnificent hybrid wooden construction and landmark that serves to refresh the city’s library services for 150 years to come.
The centrepiece of the library, which will serve as a flexible open public space for an estimated 10,000 daily visitors, is a gigantic wooden bridge structure that extends out towards the Finnish Parliament across the Citizens’ Square.
Post date: 10 Mar 2021