Electricity will help play a central role in helping the European Union meet its energy and climate goals towards a low-carbon European economy by 2050. Electrification is the most direct, effective and efficient way of reaching the decarbonisation objectives. This makes the electricity network the backbone of the future energy system. What needs to be done to future-proof the EU electricity network that enables Europeans to enjoy clean, secure and affordable electricity?
Belgium smart city infrastructure brings new life to a Wetteren’s old center.
Apply for funding for your project focusing on smart cities, contributing to a smart energy system or developing renewable energy technologies and bringing them to the market. Depending on the call, the deadlines are 11/12/2018 or 05/02/2019.
A recently published UN Synthesis Report finds a wide spectrum of urban realities for people across the globe.
Europe is one of the most urbanised regions in the world, with 73 % of its population living in cities and towns. With the expected rise in global urbanisation in the coming decades, European cities will be facing many challenges associated with sustainable urban development.
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative last week launched the report ‘Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ at the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York. This report sets out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The China Urban Green Financing Forum was held on July 5th by the Europe-China Eco Cities Link project (EC Link) in cooperation with the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) to establish a network of cities, expertise and financing institutions in implementing green investments collaboratively.
The successful projects will receive a total of nearly €96 million. They will focus on smart city solutions, develop integrated local energy systems, test innovative smart grid services and work on biofuels for industrial installations.