The Launch Event of the project “Implementation of a forecAsting System for urban heaT Island effect for the development of urban adaptation strategies – LIFE ASTI” was held on Friday, November 16th 2018, in Thessaloniki. The project is co-funded by the LIFE 2014-2020 Program, has a total budget of € 1,265,395, with a 36-month implementation period.
Post date: 14 Dec 2018
“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
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 English city is leaving behind its maritime past by introducing innovative green solutions into its urban spaces
If you happen to swing by Liverpool in the future, you will probably see a tree urban drainage system in Bold Street, where people frequently shop.
Surface water flooding is a problem in many cities. Rainwater cannot penetrate cemented soil, and storms often overwhelm available sewage systems affecting properties and livelihoods.
Post date: 7 Jun 2018
Decision Support System (DSS) is a software developed within the context of the UHI (Urban Heat Island) project, implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is a simplified database management tool that can be used by an end user interested in the implementation of mitigation measures for counteracting the urban heat island phenomenon.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
There is still much to be done and the pace of energy renovations must be urgently stepped up, as the COP23 Building Action Symposium summit prepares to open in Bonn on November 9, says Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director.
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
This discussion paper, by the Horizon 2020 funded project CARISMA, shows how the EU has led on climate change issues in the past, and analyses the current challenges EU climate and energy policies face.
Post date: 23 Oct 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project CARISMA (Coordination and Assessment of Research and Innovation in Support of Climate Mitigation Actions) supports the development and diffusion of options for climate change mitigation, both technologies and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CARISMA intends, through effective stakeholder consultation and communication, to ensure a continuous coordination and assessment of climate change mitigation options and to benefit research and innovation efficiency, as well as international cooperation on research and innovation and technology...
Post date: 23 Oct 2017