Webinar on public procurement of innovation for energy retrofit of buildings

webinare, interreg mediterranean, prominent MED 16/02/18 08:56 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/webinar-on-public-procurement-of-innovation-for-energy-retrofit-of-buildings.html Webinar on public procurement of innovation for energy retrofit of buildings

In this webinar the context and perspectives of suppliers, a practical look at the different tools and approaches that can be used, and the benefits, challenges and success factors of effective engagement with the market will be discussed.  This webinar is dedicated to public procurers dealing with the issue of energy retrofit of buildings. It will last 1 hr and 30 minutes from 10.30 to 12.00 CET. For more information and registration click here. This webinar is organised by the partners of the Prominent

Good governance: a key to Re-naturing Urban Plans’ success

Izmir, Urban GreenUP, Turkey, Energy, Environmenta,l Economic, Policies 16/02/18 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/good-governance-a-key-to-re-naturing-urban-plans-success.html Good governance: a key to Re-naturing Urban Plans’ success

Izmir organized its first International Green Infrastructure Workshop to highlight the governments’ role in moulding policies that support nature-based solutions and to announce its Green Infrastructure Strategy Right after the second periodic meeting of Urban GreenUP, the Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir (Turkey) organized a special event called “Izmir International Green Infrastructure Workshop”. A total number of 150 attendees coming from the local and national academia, municipalities, professional

UK pledges £21.5 million for climate change adaptation in Zimbabwe

United Kingdom, UK, Zimbabwe, climate change adaptation, Department of International Development (DFID) 13/02/18 17:09 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/uk-pledges-21-5-million-for-climate-change-adaptation-in-zimbabwe.html UK pledges £21.5 million for climate change adaptation in Zimbabwe

The UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) has announced new funding to support climate change programmes in Zimbabwe. A new £21.5 million grant was announced in Harare last week for the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF); the UN-managed initiative aims to protect rural communities from the impacts of extreme weather and reduce poverty. Annabel Gerry, Head of DFID in Zimbabwe said: “Climate change is already evident here – this year we’ve been experiencing hotter days and higher

New vertical forest to be built in Eindhoven

Eindhoven, sustainable construction, residential buildings, Trudo Vertical Forest Tower 13/02/18 17:05 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/new-vertical-forest-to-be-built-in-eindhoven.html New vertical forest to be built in Eindhoven

The Dutch city of Eindhoven will play host to new apartments designed to provide a model for sustainable residential buildings. The Trudo Vertical Forest Tower will be a 75-meter high skyscraper, which will include space for 125 trees, and 5,200 plants. Eindhoven is the latest city to support the construction of the new design, after similar towers were built in Milan, Nanjing, Paris, among others. Vertical forests are the brainchild of Italian architect Stefano Boeri, who hopes the buildings will

EIT Climate-KIC innovators featured in Forbes 30 under 30 Europe List

Climate-KIC, innovators, Forbes 30 13/02/18 16:56 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/eit-climate-kic-innovators-featured-in-forbes-30-under-30-europe-list.html EIT Climate-KIC innovators featured in Forbes 30 under 30 Europe List

Six EIT Climate-KIC innovators have been honoured in this year’s prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List. List includes high profile young celebrities, icons and entrepreneurs Features six EIT Climate-KIC and three EIT Digital supported innovators Ground-breaking members of the climate movement sit alongside singer Dua Lipa, Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams and winner of The Apprentice Joseph Valente In the last three years, the EIT Community has had over 30 ventures or entrepreneurs

Insight into Construction in Luxembourg by the European Construction Sector Observatory

Construction, Sector, Analysis, Housing, Homes, Building, Residential, Commercial, Renovation, Energy, Efficiency, Skills, Training, Policy, Support, Measure, Initiative, Scheme, Programme, Fund, Incentive. 13/02/18 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/insight-into-construction-in-luxembourg-by-the-european-construction-sector-observatory.html Insight into Construction in Luxembourg by the European Construction Sector Observatory

Luxembourg’s construction sector weathered the economic crisis better than most EU countries, in line with the positive trajectory of the overall economy. Construction productivity peaked in 2011 before falling by 8.0% between 2011 and 2013. Productivity has since begun to recover, growing by 3.7% between 2013 and 2014; however, it still remains below the pre-crisis level. In contrast, the number of construction companies in Luxembourg increased by 15.8% during the period 2008-2013. The property

Mapping world urbanity, the central theme of MIPIM 2018

MIPIM, mapping, world urbanity, expansion, urban area, city, REED Midem 08/02/18 10:00 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/mapping-world-urbanity-the-central-theme-of-mipim-2018.html Mapping world urbanity, the central theme of MIPIM 2018

MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, today unveils its central theme for 2018 – ‘Mapping World Urbanity.’ The expansion of urban areas is redrawing the world map, helping to reposition cities – rather than countries – as economic powers. The 29th edition of MIPIM will explore the future of urban living and how these changes will affect the strategies of the property industry. Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPIM, will be held in Cannes from 13 to 16 March 2018. The MIPIM conference programme will

[March 13-16] MIPIM: The world's leading property market

MIPIM, international fair, real estate, Cannes 08/02/18 09:57 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/mipim-the-worlds-leading-propert-market.html [March 13-16] MIPIM: The world's leading property market

MIPIM, the premier real estate event, gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones.           Be part of the real estate industry’s most proven business platform to promote your business and showcase your projects to 24, 200 active professionals from 100 countries, identify profitable ventures, and source capital in 4 intensive days

Multinational firms worth $1.3 trillion invest in circular economy awareness

multinational firms, circular economy, Factor10, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD 07/02/18 10:04 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/multinational-firms-worth-1-3-trillion-invest-in-circular-economy-awareness.html Multinational firms worth $1.3 trillion invest in circular economy awareness

A new global initiative to foster the circular economy principles backed from more than 30 international companies is set to make 2018 the year of circular economy’s shine. The new initiative is part of the Factor10 programme which was established by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)- an organisation working towards business sustainability. Factor10 aims to reinvent the way businesses source, use and dispose sources and materials that make up global trade. Andrea Brown

High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) highlights the key role finance will play in achieving the Paris Agreement goals

High-Level Expert Group, HLEG, finance, Paris, Climate-KIC agreement, Riyong Kim Bakkegaard,, Decision Metrics and Finance, DMF, 07/02/18 09:52 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/high-level-expert-group-on-sustainable-finance-hleg-highlights-the-key-role-finance-will-play-in-achieving-the-paris-agreement-goals.html High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) highlights the key role finance will play in achieving the Paris Agreement goals

This week, the European Commission welcomed the final report by its High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG), which sets out strategic recommendations for a financial system that supports sustainable investments. Here, we interview Riyong Kim Bakkegaard, Interim Director, Decision Metrics and Finance (DMF), Climate-KIC about the report. How is sustainable finance situated in the larger discussion around climate change? “Finance is key to meeting the challenges of climate change. Historically

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