International Organizations

Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.  
Post date: 23 Set 2015
Type: News

This brief report, presents the construction sector as a sensitive one, with structural weaknesses and unfavourable or fairly bad outlook. The construction sector is growing slowly with the emerging markets rising twice as fast as the mature ones in 2014. The great differences between the countries, especially in the economies and in the housing price trends, make the estimation of the recovery and the future growth of the construction industry a complex task.  
Post date: 21 Set 2015
Type: Publication

EffiBUILDING.eu is a database of novel materials and products as well as prototypes within the area of energy efficient products & solutions for buildings. It is also an overview and benchmarking tool of the latest state of the art components and systems available on the market and the latest research results and prototypes.EffiBUILDING is for Architects and Building Technologists to be used during the design phase. The EffiBUILDING data are also applicable for building modelling tools.
Post date: 14 Set 2015
Type: Tool

This report reviews energy efficiency trends in G20 countries on the basis of a set of homogeneous energy efficiency indicators. These countries represent 80% of world energy consumption, with a rather stable share since 1990.
Post date: 31 Ago 2015
Type: Publication

On 25 June 2015, the High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), becoming the first certification from the Society to earn the recognition. 
Post date: 24 Lug 2015
Type: News

The REN21 annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy markets, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide, thus enabling policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions. The report covers recent developments, current status, and key trends; by design, it does not provide analysis or forecast.
Post date: 14 Lug 2015
Type: Publication

On 30/11/2015, the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC) will begin in Paris with high expectations. Within this context, the financial price assigned to CO2 emissions is of the utmost importance, as it is a determining factor in deciding which mitigation and adaptation measures are worth taking. The article looks at the various approaches for setting a carbon price, its significant variation around the world, and the prospects for a unified framework.  
Post date: 14 Lug 2015
Type: News

This briefing paper presents Promethium Carbon’s observations on the status and development of global carbon pricing, both in terms of market and non-market measures. The analysis focuses on a relatively recent phenomenon, whereby development and cooperation amongst localised carbon initiatives overtakes the UNFCCC as the primary driver in the race to curb emissions.
Post date: 26 Giu 2015
Type: Publication

This is an advance brief from the State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2015 report, to be released late 2015.
Post date: 26 Giu 2015
Type: Publication

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models. It builds on the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), and incorporates subsequent new findings of research.
Post date: 25 Giu 2015
Type: Publication