This report guides practical action by policy-makers and by investors, to ensure that financing decarbonisation in Europe’s built environment is done in a way that leaves no-one behind, maximises social benefits, and is consistent with human rights commitments across the region.
For policy-makers, the recommendations seek to guide decarbonisation finance in the built environment in a direction that upholds human rights commitments and secures strong social outcomes for all.
Post date: 22 Jun 2021
According to the Renovation Wave Strategy, the buildings sector must contribute a 60% emission reduction to achieve the EU’s 2030 climate target. This requires a steep increase of deep renovations from currently 0.2% to 3% annually and a well-designed bundle of policies to overcome the distinct barriers of the sector.
Post date: 10 Jun 2021
Kicking off a new series of high-level exchange between the US and the EU on climate and buildings, this session will give an overview of the EU and US overarching plans and investment strategies to boost energy efficient renovations in buildings, to achieve their climate goals and support a sustainable economic recovery.
Post date: 8 Jun 2021
This briefing is one in a series of 'implementation appraisals', produced by the European Parliamentar y Research Service (EPRS ), on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each briefing focuses on a specific EU law, which is likely to be amended or reviewed, as envisaged in the European Commission's annual work programme.
Post date: 20 Apr 2021
With the approval on 12 February 2021 of the package for the delegation of programmes to the six executive agencies, INEA will be officially replaced by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) on 1 April 2021.
Post date: 23 Mar 2021
For the current program period EU has dedicated a significant part of the European Regional Development Fund to achieve a low carbon economy. In Sweden these funds are partly managed by regional programs and partly by a national regional fund.
Climate Action Network has ranked Sweden as the EU country with the most ambitious climate politic. Money has been allocated to several energy projects that support companies’ and organizations to become more energy efficient.
Post date: 12 Feb 2021
Integrating the Energy Efficiency First principle in policymaking is a key requirement to meeting EU climate objectives and implementing the EU Green Deal.
Some Member States have taken the Efficiency First principle on as a guiding principle, such as Germany.
Post date: 9 Feb 2021
The European Commission has asked advisors to rework the EU’s green finance taxonomy rules after member states rejected draft implementing guidelines, unhappy about the exclusion of gas as a “transition” activity towards net-zero emissions.
“On Wednesday, 20 January, we requested the Platform on Sustainable Finance to provide further input on the taxonomy framework,” said Aikaterini Apostola, an EU Commission spokesperson.
Post date: 29 Jan 2021
Noha Magyarország nem tartozik a legnagyobb üvegházgáz-kibocsátó országok közé, azonban jelentős – és 2013 óta sajnálatosan növekvő – szén-dioxid-kibocsátásunkat mindenképpen csökkenteni kell.
Post date: 25 Jan 2021
Although cutting emissions to net-zero by 2050 will destroy jobs and push up the costs of doing business in some sectors, it will bring gains elsewhere that will make up for the difference, according to a new study by McKinsey & company.
“Net-zero emissions by 2050 should be achievable at a net-zero cost without compromising overall economic growth or prosperity,” says the study by the global consulting firm, published on Thursday (3 December).
Post date: 6 Dec 2020