A new report, prepared by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), presents a worrying picture of the UK’s prospects for achieving its carbon targets in the building sector.
Post date: 12 Oct 2016
This report, prepared by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), looks into what emissions abatement current UK Government policy is set to achieve in the buildings sector for the 5th Carbon Budget (set as a total of 1,725 MtCO2e that can be emitted over the period from 2028 to 2032).
Post date: 10 Oct 2016
On 29 September 2016, academics, business leaders and government officials in Cyprus celebrated the roll-out of new Climate-KIC climate innovation programmes at a high-level event in Nicosia.
Post date: 10 Oct 2016
On 5 October 2016, the European Parliament approved the retification of the Paris Agreement in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of COP 21 Ségolène Royal. With the Parliament's approval, the political process for the European Union to ratify the Agreement is concluded.
Post date: 7 Oct 2016
On 23 September 2016, Chief executives of 42 major building firms and 6 industry trade associations sent a letter to the European Commission requesting it to set a target for retrofitting all European existing buildings to a Nearly Zero Energy standard by 2050. This letter states that a Nearly Zero Energy building stock would provide opportunities for jobs and economic growth in line with the climate change commitments set in the Paris Agreement.
Post date: 4 Oct 2016
On 30 September 2016, EU ministers, in a historic move, approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. The decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels. This decision brings the Paris Agreement very close to entering into force.
Post date: 3 Oct 2016
President Juncker's State of the Union Speech
On 14 September 2016, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement without delay in his State of the Union Speech to the European Parliament.
Post date: 15 Sep 2016
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017: Evidence Report | Chapter 5: People and the built environment
Post date: 12 Sep 2016
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is looking for experts to evaluate project proposals on climate action, environment, energy efficiency and innovation in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
More specifically, these experts will act as peer reviewers in the evaluation of project proposals in these areas:
Post date: 8 Sep 2016
Klimawandel, Energieunsicherheit und Ressourcenknappheit sind zugleich Risiko und Chance für Immobilieninvestitionen. Um das im letzten Jahr beschlossene globale Klimaabkommen erfolgreich umzusetzen, wird das Engagement des Privat-sektors zur Umsetzung entscheidend sein, allen voran des Immobiliensektors.
Post date: 7 Sep 2016