On 15 July, Energy Community experts and representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova met in Chisinau to set in motion technical assistance to support the Moldovan Government in preparing a strategy and roadmap for mobilizing investments to renovate and upgrade existing buildings, so they are more energy efficient.
The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity.
In this short interview, Steven Borncamp, Project Director of SMARTER Finance for Families, explains the success of the project and emphasises the role of H2020 financial support necessary to replicate its achievements to 11 new countries.
Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions. According to the European Commission, they jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy consumption. A recent IPCC report states the building and construction sector must decarbonise by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
This article gives an overview on waste generation and treatment in the European Union (EU) and several non-member countries. It draws exclusively on data collected in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 of the European Parliament and Council on waste statistics.
The aluminium industry is at a crossroad, facing considerable challenges but also tremendous business and societal opportunities. Its goal is to strive for a truly sustainable economy, supporting the Paris Agreement and delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This requires a deep transformation and renewal of its existing industrial base and assets.
Today, the European Commission has published a series of recommendations on the modernisation of buildings, specifying how Member States should implement the revised building modernisation aspects of the Energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD) 2018/844 to national law. The recommendations come as a response to requests from Member States, and include guidance on building automation and controls, e-mobility and inspections.