Intelligent building technologies are critical to a low-carbon future

By |oktober 4th, 2019|cities and climate change, green buildings, News, Smart cities, smart homes, Smart meters|

Rapid urbanisation and climate change are intertwined, making decarbonisation of the built environment paramount to stabilising the future. The technologies that will deliver significant emissions reductions there will deliver benefits for all those in...

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Cities and regions will be pivotal in reaching climate neutrality by 2050

By |september 23rd, 2019|cities and climate change, cities and regions, Committee of the Regions, Covenant of Mayors, Global Covenant of Mayors, green cities, News|

Stopping global warming requires a concerted effort by all levels of government. Being responsible for more than 70% of climate mitigation measures and up to 90% of climate adaptation actions, local governments will be pivotal in rising up to the chall...

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Investing in zero-carbon cities will return $24 trillion by 2050, report finds

By |september 19th, 2019|cities, cities and climate change, global warming, green jobs, Health, low-carbon technologies, national governments, News, Paris Agreement|

By investing US$1.83 trillion -  about 2% of global GDP - per year in cutting urban emissions, national governments would generate annual returns worth US$2.80 trillion in 2030 and US$6.98 trillion in 2050, a report released Thursday (19 September) finds.

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Connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels

By |junij 6th, 2019|1.5°C pathway, 2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, cities, cities and climate change, district heating, energy performance of buildings directive, heating and cooling strategy, News|

We are running out of time to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030, and need urgent and ambitious climate leadership. Cities are central to this effort – and it is crucial that we continue to enable our cities to address and solve climate challenges, writes Lars Tveen.

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Three ways companies and cities are taking the lead on climate change

By |december 20th, 2018|1.5°C pathway, cities and climate change, COP24, Katowice, News, Paris Agreement|

As the COP24 drew to a close last weekend, it was hard not be concerned by the political rifts the process has revealed, notably regarding the IPCC’s 1.5C report. But in the real economy there are clear reasons for optimism, writes Nicolette Bartlett.

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How Europe’s cities prepare for heat waves

By |september 3rd, 2018|cities and climate change, green cities, heatwave, News, urban mobility|

The number of cities exposed to extreme temperatures is expected to nearly triple over the next few decades. One solution is to radically change the way we use cars in cities by replacing parking space with "parklets", writes Ross Douglas.

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Clean energy innovation: How Europe can make a real difference

By |maj 23rd, 2018|cities, cities and climate change, clean energy package, Global Covenant of Mayors, Horizon 2020, News, Smart cities|

Public-private partnerships are vital to achieving the leap forward, deploying new clean technologies at scale and fast, writes Maroš Šefčovič.

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Sharing is caring. So why are European cities falling behind?

By |marec 29th, 2018|cities and climate change, Clean Mobility Package, e-mobility, future mobility, News, Smart cities, uber, urban mobility, urban transport|

New mobility services like Uber and Lyft offer the potential to get cities moving, improve quality of life and reduce emissions. But this will only happen if new and traditional mobility services can be integrated to make a more attractive offering tha...

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Developing countries say rich nations shirking on climate

By |november 10th, 2017|Angela Merkel, cities and climate change, Climate Change, COP, COP23, Emmanueal Macron, News|

The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday (9 November) at UN negotiations in Bonn. The diplomatic spat has underscored the difficulty of reaching a consensus at the 196-nation talks. “If we […]

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Climate change already bringing disease, air pollution and heatwaves

By |november 3rd, 2017|cities and climate change, climate risk, floods, News|

The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed. EURACTIV's media partner The Guardian reports.

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