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“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
Type: News

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
Type: Publication

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

Scottish Ministers designated energy efficiency as a national infrastructure priority in 2015, recognising the many benefits delivered by improving the energy performance of our buildings.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

While many studies analyse the innovation, diffusion, and cost developments of low-carbon energy technologies, little research is dedicated to analysing the financing dynamics of these technologies. On November 27, 2018, Prof. Tobias Schmidt and Dr.
Post date: 29 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

COP24 will be held in Katowice from 3 to 14 December 2018.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2018
Type: News

Following the invitation by the European Council in March 2018, the Commission's vision for a climate-neutral future covers nearly all EU policies and is in line with the Paris Agreement objective to keep temperature increase to well below 2°C, and pursue efforts to keep it to 1.5°C. For the EU to lead the world towards climate neutrality means achieving it by 2050.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2018
Type: News

Timespan October 2016 – September 2018   Context and framework
Post date: 22 Nov 2018
Type: Link

The aim of the LOCAL4GREEN project is to help local authorities to establish and implement innovative local fiscal policies which are geared towards promoting renewable energy sources in the public-private sector and in homes especially within the framework of the Sustainable Energy Action Plans and the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans that have been adopted by the municipalities that form part of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.  
Post date: 21 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

ENLARGE aims to generate and disseminate knowledge on participatory governance -- with focus on sustainable energy -- through a process of dialogue and exchange involving policymakers, civil society actors and practitioners.  
Post date: 20 Nov 2018
Type: Publication