“It’s critical we have a big change over the next couple of years in how we do buildings and construction”, said Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP. “We only need to look at the current norms and quality of many buildings to see that we can do so much better,” she said, emphasizing that “we need to raise the bar in energy-efficient, green buildings and far better practice in construction.”
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars of the movement in Europe.
The guidebook is divided into three parts:
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
The UN climate summits, so called COP (Conference of the Parties) are global conferences, in the course of which action for climate policy is negotiated. Poland hosted them twice - in 2008, in Poznań and in 2013, in Warsaw. In December 2018, for the first time, the climate summit will take place in Katowice.
Post date: 3 Dec 2018
The Construction and Operational phases of a building are crucial in realising the regenerative sustainability vision, intent, concept and design. Construction can be regenerative, with those involved in the construction phase (contractors, subcontractors, specialists, manufacturers…) giving back more than they take from nature, the environment, the people who work for them and the communities they are working in. A regenerative operational phase is crucial, ensuring that facilities can truly give more than they take.
Post date: 26 Nov 2018
The PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European Union.
PROSPECT is open to all local authorities: cities, regions and their energy and climate agencies or municipal companies, from EU-28 countries + Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYRoM, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Switzerland, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia. +info
Post date: 5 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
U.S. Green Building Council is working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated to encourage green building practices—and resilience is a clear extension of this work.
The Center for Resilience is a USGBC initiative housing all of the organization’s resilience activities, resources and tools: addressing and emphasizing resilience through green building and infrastructure certifications can help ensure a more resilient future for all.
Post date: 10 Sep 2018
The main aim of RAMSES research project (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES) is to deliver evidence of the impacts of climate change and the costs and benefits of a wide range of adaptation measures, focusing on cities. RAMSES engages stakeholders to ensure this information is policy relevant and ultimately enables the design and implementation of adaptation strategies in the EU and beyond.
Post date: 17 Jan 2017
ICLEI, 2016, Resilient Cities Report 2016
ICLEI launched the Resilient Cities Report 2016 during the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador.
Post date: 31 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