23/8/2015. More than 720 cities have confirmed their participation in the 2015 edition of the European Mobility Week to take place next 16-22 September. Since its first edition in 2002, sustainability is the guiding principle. This year, the main theme is multimodality, referring to a combination of different means of transport within the same journey.
20/8/2015. London is going ahead with its green policies to cut energy consumption, reduce C02 emissions and improve air quality. From the Business Energy Challenge to the Mayor’s Street Tree Initiative, the city is combining adaptation and mitigation measures for the benefit of more than 8 million Londoners.
18/8/2015. JESSICA, the EU-funded programme for sustainable urban development is to deploy EUR 68 million to refurbish 350 multi-apartments in Lithuania. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is partnering with AB Šiaulių, a Lithuanian bank with a proven track record in renovation loans.
By now, the majority of world leaders have Paris marked in their agenda. From 30 November to 11 December, the City of Light will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, most commonly known as COP21.
50 million smart meters are to be fitted in 26 million homes over the next 6 years across England, Wales and Scotland.
The EU-funded project 50000&1 SEAPs has launched a call to take part in a coaching program for the development, implementation and monitoring of sustainable energy actions plans at the local level.
Irish Minister for Energy Alex White paid a visit to the Aran Islands this month to see how the community accomplished significant energy and cost savings.
Sixty mayors have met with Pope Francis to discuss climate change, resulting in a joint declaration.
At the Open Days – European Week for Regions and Cities, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu will hand over RegioStars Awards 2015 to the best regional projects.
The engagement of citizens in energy efficiency projects could be a substantial part of the energy transition.
Old street lighting systems can account for 30-50% of municipalities’ total electricity consumption.
The recent report ‘Zon zoekt gemeente’ of the Dutch NGO Natuur & Milieu compares the installed solar capacity in all Dutch cities and towns. The result is a scoreboard of leaders and laggards and a range of conclusions on what is successful local policy.
14 October 2015, 14:30-17:00
KBC Building, Avenue du Port/Havenlaan 2