The 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets as EU-wide targets for 2030 a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 level, and at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption. For the power system, this means a share of at least 45% of electricity demand generated from renewable sources (European Commission), compared to 27.5% in 2014 (Eurostat).
Post date: 16 May 2019
The session will address the role and contribution of energy efficient building renovation in Europe’s energy future, with different time perspectives:
- Implementation of the amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive after 2020;
- Opportunities to invest more and industrialise the sector in order to accelerate actions by 2030;
Post date: 16 May 2019
On 22 February, WorldGBC Europe responded to a consultation from the technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) on the development of the 'taxonomy' - an EU-wide classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities. This follows on from the Commission's legislative proposal on an EU taxonomy in May 2018.
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/UNEP, 2018). Final energy demand from buildings is predicted to increase 50% by 2050 compared with 2015 levels under business as usual scenarios due to rapid urbanization and the doubling of the built surface area. Effective decarbonization of the buildings sector is therefore critical to meeting the Paris Agreement Goals and exceeding the current level of ambition in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
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 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
The map, created by Zeke Hausfather and Rosamund Pearce, combined observed temperature changes with future climate model projections to show how climate change has changed up to present day, but also how it is forecasted to change in the future.
Read more and navigate the map.
Post date: 27 Sep 2018
In 2018, GRESB scored and benchmarked the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of 432 European real estate funds and companies on behalf of 75 institutional investors. The data covers 78% of the listed real estate market in the region by market cap.
The average GRESB Score for the European real estate sector increased again in 2018, reaching 66 out of 100 (compared to 62 in 2017). Once again, listed entities scored higher than their counterparts in the private sector.
Post date: 26 Sep 2018
Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of all the car trips, bus and subway rides, and other transportation used by the people living there.
Post date: 18 Sep 2018
IPEEC is an autonomous partnership of nations founded in 2009 by the Group of Eight (G8) to promote collaboration on energy efficiency. Its membership now includes 17 of the Group of 20 (G20) economies, which represent over 80% of global energy use and over 80% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (OECD, 2015).
IPEEC is the lead coordinating organisation for the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme.
Post date: 29 Aug 2018