Climate change is already underway, and some dangerous consequences include warmer average temperatures and severe and frequent heat waves.
The recent heat waves, which set new temperature records in Europe, has shown that Western, Central and Nordic cities are more vulnerable to heat stress than those already facing heat regularly in the Southern Europe.
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
Climats chauds : de quoi parle-t-on ?
La zone climatique chaude considérée dans le cadre de ce dossier correspond peu ou prou aux régions du monde dont le climat est, au sens de la classification de Köppen, un climat soit équatorial, soit de mousson, soit de savane, soit désertique chaud, soit semi-aride chaud.
Ce choix de périmètre tient en premier lieu au fait que les régions chaudes concentrent une importante part de la population mondiale :
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3°C since 1990.
Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security.
Post date: 28 Aug 2019
Organisers aim to keep, to the best level possible, equilibrium between applicants from different countries and organisations by screening registration requests before accepting them.
You are kindly requested to limit participation to maximum two people per organisation.
Post date: 6 Aug 2019
In the 2050 EU Energy Strategy, the EU has set a long-term goal for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% when compared to 1990 levels, in line with the efforts of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° above pre-industrial levels. In order to achieve this ambitious goals, public authorities at all levels need the technical know-how and resources to develop long-term climate and energy actions.
Post date: 30 Iul 2019
The Passive House standard was defined and put into practice for the first time in Darmstadt in 1991 almost three decades ago. Next October 2019, the 23rd International Passive House Conference will take place for the first time outside Europe, in Gaobeidian, China. Before that, in May this year the passive-house pioneering city of Heidelberg hosted the Better Building!
Post date: 17 Iul 2019
The Paris Agreement commits us to making this transition, and long-term strategic planning shows that many of the decisions and actions needed to get us on track must be taken imminently.
Reports in the series are intended to create a basis for discussion with stakeholders and policy-makers on Net-Zero decarbonisation.
Post date: 16 Iul 2019
HYBUILD aims at developing cost-effective and environmental-friendly solutions, while ensuring comfort conditions in residential buildings located in two different climates: Mediterranean climate where cooling is critical; and Continental climate where a stronger focus is put on heating demand.
Methodology and objectives
Post date: 15 Iul 2019
As the world increasingly benefits from the price revolution in renewable energy and the world’s largest investors come to grips with the phase-down of fossil fuels, it has become clearer that we have the technology and the finance necessary to realise the Paris Climate Agreement.
Despite this opportunity, we are not acting with the urgency that the global climate emergency requires.
Post date: 12 Iul 2019
PROSPECT aims to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience on innovative financing schemes used to implement sustainable energy and climate plans, especially within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors.
Through peer mentoring activities and study visits, cities and regions learn how to finance the energy transition from the ones who understand it the most: their peers!
Post date: 28 Iun 2019