The metabolism of the world's economy visualised. Click on the link to have a look how much we extracted, added to our stocks (buildings, infrastructures, etc.) and got rid of, in the form of emissions and waste, over the 20th century.
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
“With the knowledge database, we make available valuable expertise and numerous publications, which we produced in cooperation with national and international partners in more than two decades. It merges the results of the three EU funded SDH projects SDHtake-off, SDHplus and SDHp2m as well as several national projects,” says Thomas Pauschinger from the Steinbeis Research Institute Solites, coordinator of the SDHp2m project.
Post date: 27 Nov 2018
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
How many Earths would we need if everyone in the world lived the average lifestyle in your country?
We are using 1.7 Earths.
We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ecosystems can absorb. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when we (all of humanity) have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. In 2018, it has fallen on August 1.
Post date: 7 Aug 2018
The Welsh Government EU Office and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability will hold the 26th Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) on Tuesday 21 November 2017 in Brussels (Belgium) on the topic of innovative urban waste reduction strategies – the UrbanWINS approach.
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Information Day and brokerage event on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2018 calls will take place on 8 and 9 November 2017 in Brussels, in the European Commission's Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170. The event targets potential applicants to the 2018 calls for project proposals.
Post date: 30 Oct 2017
Post date: 26 Oct 2017
On 28 September 2017, the European Commission launched the pilot phase of Level(s), a new voluntary EU framework for sustainable buildings which will help transform the building sector. It is the first tool of this kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework aiming to improve the sustainability of buildings. It is a tool for designing and constructing sustainable buildings. Using existing standards, it provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment.
Sustainable buildings use less energy and materials, and are healthier and more comfortable spaces for occupants. Along with lower environmental impact, sustainable buildings are relatively low cost to run and in the long term, more valuable properties.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017