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Commission launches competition to find Europe’s greenest cities

The European Commission launched the competition for 2023 European Green Capital (EGCA 2023) and the 2022 European Green (...)

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Comprehensive study of building energy renovation activities and the uptake of nearly-zero energy buildings in the EU

Within the 2030 climate and energy framework, the European Union (EU) has committed to several key targets for 2021-203 (...)

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EU plays instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational

The Paris rulebook will enable the Parties to the Paris Agreement to implement, track and progressively enhance their contri (...)

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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgages? EEM initiative published the definition

The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is unveiling its definition of an energy efficient mortgage which is the (...)

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The energy transition: an investment opportunity for cities and regions

An increasing number of large scale sustainable energy projects from public authorities across Europe are demonstrating the (...)

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EU sets out plan to cut truck emissions by 30%

The European Commission has put forth a proposal to regulate carbon emissions from heavy-duty vehicles for the first time (...)

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Cities light the way with new manifesto

Representatives of the twelve smart city ‘lighthouse’ projects, recipients of a combined investment of €263.84 million euro (...)

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EU plans to massively increase spending on climate change

The European Commission has put forward its future budgetary plans, which include spending a quarter of its entire finances (...)

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Mainstream climate change into post-2020 funding framework, Climate-KIC urges European Commission

EIT Climate-KIC is calling on the European Commission to mainstream climate change into all policy areas covered by the EU’s (...)

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European energy demand to increase with climate change

According to a study led by a climatologist working for the European Commission, projections of both climate change and popul (...)

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EU Emissions Trading System to be revised to go in line with the Paris Agreement

The EU has reached a provisional agreement to revise its Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020 - a (...)

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Seven EU countries urged the European Commission for stricter vehicle carbon emissions standards

A group of EU countries comprising Austria, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Slovenia has written (...)