CO2 reduction

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
Type: News

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5º C was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It will be a key scientific input into the Katowice Climate Change Conference in Poland in December, when governments review the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
Type: News

The research group ARDITEC from the Higher Technical School of Building Engineering at the University of Seville has led a pioneering European project to calculate the environmental impact of residential buildings. The novelty of this initiative is that for the first time an open-source computing tool which can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to obtain a global picture of its carbon footprint from its conception and to help decide every variable in the construction process.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Tool

The recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risks slowing down if governments do not maintain their focus on implementing new efficiency policies, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.    
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
Type: News

Energy efficiency is central to all global energy transitions. It is the world’s most available, secure and affordable energy resource and every government around the world has the power to further exploit efficiency for widespread benefit.   Energy Efficiency 2017 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) is the global tracker examining the trends, indicators, impacts and drivers of energy efficiency progress. The questions addressed in this year’s report include:  
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
Type: Publication

Sustainability is one of the main topics of the Housing and the Innovation Agenda that Aedes- the Association of Dutch social housing corporations- members agreed upon before the summer. In the coming years, they will make their dwellings more energy efficient and increase the pace.   On a short term basis, the sector wants to attain an average energy label B for the total stock of social dwellings by 2021. This calls for an acceleration of investment in solar panels, insulation and heating network connections.  
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: News

The Interreg Europe VIOLET project addresses a common challenge among EU regions, home to a building stock of important traditional buildings. These buildings are an asset not only to residents, but also to various industries that sustain European economies, such as cultural tourism and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).  
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Interreg Europe ZEROCO2 project aims to:  
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link

A start-up company called Green City Solutions has developed 4m high vertical plant walls with moss, called CityTrees. These moss installations feed on dirty air; they filter CO2, NOx and dust pollution and convert them to their own biomass. The company aims to tackle one of the biggest problems for people living in cities worldwide – air pollution. Every CityTree reduces local air pollution in a proximity until 50m by up to one third.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: News

Towards Smart Zero CO₂ Cities across Europe     SmartEnCity’s vision is to create Smart Zero Carbon Cities that are more sustainable and inclusive, improve citizens’ quality of life, create jobs and wealth, and offer equal growth opportunities.  
Post date: 4 Aug 2017
Type: Link