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ReCO2ST newsletter #4

#4 newsletter of ReCO2ST project is out!   Here are the contents: ReCO2ST demo sites’ news: London, Vevey, Cadiz, Frederikshavn) ReCO2ST Publications Latest activities: 5th Progress...

EU Recovery Plan: we need an EU concerted action to prioritise the built environment!

While the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing and the analysis of its impact will require time, the European institutions are discussing the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the EU Recover Plan, notably the overall financial size...

Construction 2050 Alliance officially presented at Commission Forum

On 17th June the European Commission hosted the 8th annual meeting of the High-Level Tripartite Strategic Forum of Construction 2020, a 2012 Strategy by the EC to boost the competitiveness of the European construction sector. The meeting...

Call for proposals - SBE21 Sustainable Built Heritage

Call for proposals now open   Call for proposals   Guidelines   Dates August 31, 2020 – Deadline for submission of abstracts October 15, 2020 – Deadline for submission of workshop proposals March 31, 2021...

The EU has opportunity to accelerate shift to cleaner and more resilient energy future as it rebuilds from Covid-19, says new IEA policy review

The European Union is strengthening its efforts to make its energy systems cleaner and more resilient, reinforcing its global leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new energy policy review by the International...

Housing: Lessons for a Post-COVID-19 World

Dwellings provide not just a living space, but act as a pandemic shelter, a workplace, an impromptu school, a gym, a playground and more.  Katja Maununaho, Sini Saarimaa, Jyrki Tarpio and Sofie Pelsmakers (Tampere University) critique...

Green Deal: Coal and other carbon-intensive regions and the Commission launch the European Just Transition Platform

On Monday 29 June, the Just Transition Platform (JTP) was launched to help Member States to draw up their territorial Just Transition Plans and access funding from the over €150 billion Just Transition Mechanism. This online Platform will...

Webinar - The First Preparatory Webinar of GFHS 2020: Strategies for fighting epidemics: adaptable buildings and resilient cities

The First Preparatory Webinar of The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2020) Theme: Strategies for fighting epidemics: adaptable buildings and resilient cities Date and Time: 10a.m – 12p.m, CET...

Climate-neutral EU before 2050

The announcement of the European Green Deal Investment Plan in January revealed the European Commission’s priorities in mobilizing at least €1 trillion in sustainable investment over the next decade, with the aim of...

Call for Papers – 6th International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials

Call for Papers – 6th International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials   IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract Submission Deadline: EXTENDED until September 7, 2020 - Notification of...

4RinEU demonstration activities: where do we stand?

Haugerudsenteret (Oslo, Norway) – Our first success story. Energy performance to be assessed The Norwegian demo case, located in Oslo, is the first example of a successful implementation of 4RinEU methodology. The...

Housing: an essential piece of the ‘Next Generation EU’ puzzle

The Coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on Europe’s housing crisis, exposing the shortcomings of our housing policies that have increased inequalities and destabilized our societies. Now that the “Stay at home” guidelines pushed us...

Rebuilding Europe: Deep energy renovation should be the heart of EU economic recovery

We are just beginning to rebuild Europe after a period of unprecedented economic, social and personal turmoil. With this spirit of renaissance in our hearts, there has never been a better time to rethink and renovate the buildings that...

Sustainable Finance: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation

The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation – a key piece of legislation that will contribute to the European Green Deal by boosting private sector investment in green and...

EUSEW session on the Renovation Wave and recovery

Next Tuesday 23rd June from 14:30 – 15:45 and as part of the EUSEW policy conference, DG-ENER is organising a session on “Boosting the European Green Deal renovation wave - a centrepiece of the Green Deal and an engine for...

Renovating historic buildings for a sustainable future

From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be...

New business models to de-risk investments and kick start the EU building renovation wave

Energy transition: new business models to de-risk investments and kick start the EU building renovation wave To effectively de-risk investments in the building sector and facilitate the upgrading of building performance and energy...

Architecture Award “Solar architecture in heritage contexts” DEADLINE SOON

In the research project BIPV meets History we are promoting an architectural award “Solar architecture in heritage contexts” dedicated to the energy retrofit of a historical buildings using integrated photovoltaic (BIPV).   Three basic...

What will be the future of the Covenant of Mayors? Have your say!

2020 stands out as a peculiar year for Europe   It is indeed a key moment as the EU should evaluate whether we are on track to achieve the 20% GHG emission reduction target set for 2020 over a decade ago. To keep moving...

Support the Interreg Med Renewable Energy Community! Take part in their Survey!

The Interreg Med Renewable Energy Community has launched a survey to identify needs and concerns from key actors of the Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Area.   The Survey is run by the Ecosystemic Transition Unit created by the...