Can Sweden go carbon neutral by 2045? Can London’s transport get to zero emissions by 2050? And could the UK start using its sewer network to heat homes?
This, and more, in the week’s ten biggest climate innovation stories.
1. London’s entire transport system to be zero emission by 2050, pledges Sadiq Khan
London’s transport system will become zero emission by 2050 under radical plans outlined by the mayor, Sadiq Khan. Included in the blueprint is a pledge to cut the number of car journeys by three
Introducing Climate Risk Information – a flagship programme working with the OASIS community
Climate-KIC reaffirms its strategic support for the Climate Risk Information flagship programme, with €1.5M innovation investment for 2017.
Increasingly different parts of society are facing the need to plan and adapt to a riskier future as a result of climate change and increasing frequency of extreme weather events. While the insurance sector has been at the forefront of this area, many other stakeholders (city planners, commodity traders, infrastructure investors and engineers, and businesses
New energy: smart cities test new urban technologies
Cities represent three quarters of energy consumption and 80% of CO2 emissions worldwide, and with urbanisation expected to continue, a growing number of ‘Lighthouse’ cities across Europe have taken up the challenge of testing new ‘smart’ energy-saving solutions in large-scale test-beds under the impulse of European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
This year’s European Energy Sustainable Week brought together the nine smart city ‘Lighthouse’ projects in a special policy session
EmBuild training materials on driving renovation at local levels
Through sound building renovation measures citizens can reap countless benefits: lower energy bills, increased comfort, healthier living and working spaces, improved air quality and more local jobs. EmBuild supports public authorities in South East Europe to develop forward-looking building local renovation strategies. EmBuild works with local actors - in Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia – on new tools, better processes and therefore higher capacity in local governments is
IME Yepi Kaz wins the AQUAA Awards 2017
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IME Yepi Kaz wins the AQUAA Awards 2017
For their first edition, the AQUAA Awards aimed to promote the dissemination of new construction and renovation techniques in French Guyana, while meeting the environmental performance requirements and the constraints of the Amazonian environment.
Among the ten candidates, the association AQUAA, resource center of the BEEP network, has awarded two buildings. The lucky ones are the IME Yepi Kaz, appointed by the jury and Epfag (Guyana Land and Development Agency).
Discover IME Yepi Kaz in video below
EEFIG Underwriting Guide, building knowledge and capability of evaluating value and risks of energy efficiency projects
At the end of 2016 the Commission launched the Smart Financing for Smart Buildings initiative as part of the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package. The initiative promotes more effective use of public funds through innovative financing solutions, provides assistance for project development and supports activities aimed at de-risking energy efficiency investments. The Commission and EEFIG worked closely to change the perception of risk regarding energy efficiency investments. Real technical and financial
150 candidates from 19 countries in the Green Solutions Awards 2017!
On March 15, Construction21 launched the 5th edition of the Green Solutions Awards at MIPIM in Cannes, France. This international competition for sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures is supported by ADEME and the Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction. It aims to broadly disseminate innovation in order to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. The winners will be announced in Bonn, Germany, in November, during the Conference of the Parties on climate change
Patrick Nossent: "Moving towards sustainable tourism is essential"
When it comes to sustainable tourism, there are answers to address expectations: whether they come from tourists, investors or local populations, especially with infrastructures and buildings.
The impact of tourism on global market is no secret: 6% of world exportations, 30% of which are services, 260 million jobs (1 job over 11). France received the highest number of international tourists in 2016 and as of January 2016, the country counted more than 156,000 accomodation facilities (hotels
“Clean Energy for All Europeans” package: Position of Polish stakeholders
On November 30, 2016, the European Commission (EC) released important pieces of proposed legislative amendments in the form of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. It covers energy efficiency, renewable energy, the electricity market regulations as well as consumers and governance rules for the Energy Union. The proposed changes refer, inter alia, to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
To initiate the debate in Poland on how these
REMOURBAN @ EUSEW 2017
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REMOURBAN @ EUSEW 2017
REMOURBAN will participate to Clean Energy for all Europeans – EUSEW 2017 (19-25 June 2017, Brussels).
REMOURBAN will participate to this key annual event to share it experience with the other members of the Lighthouse projects community. Our project will be represented by the Project Coordinator Miguel Á. García-Fuentes and by Philip James at Nottingham City Homes.
Miguel will share the REMOURBAN experience at the session “Sharing smart solutions and experiences — Scale-up and replication in European
Construction21 is a collaborative platform dedicated to building professionals, to help them discover and develop new ways of sustainable building. Initially developed with the support of European Union (IEE project), Construction21 platforms are managed by non-profit and academic organizations closely linked to building sector in each country.