Consultation: 2030 Climate Target Plan

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Event: How Cooling as a Service is set to revolutionise the cooling industry (Webinar, 22 April 2020)

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Press Release: Scientists list four key actions to halt global warming

The latest edition of the JRC’s Global Energy and Climate Outlook (GECO), identifies four technological dynamics in the energy sector that have the power to limit global warming to below 2°C if implemented simultaneously.

OPP Highlights: Climate Talks Part Two – ETS (Webinar, 26 March 2020)

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Press Release: Registrations open for the IEA and Development Bank of Latin America’s Spanish-language online course on energy efficiency in buildings

The IEA and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) have just launched registrations for a massive online open course (MOOC) on energy efficiency in buildings in Spanish. This free course was first offered in English in November 2019. The updated version features new instructors, with all videos and course material now presented in Spanish.

Press Release: Earth Hour 2020: the Committees switch off their lights

​The European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions will take part in the worldwide Earth Hour initiative over the last weekend of March. The lights in their buildings will be switched off from 10 p.m. on Friday 27 March to 6 a.m. on Monday 30 March.

Event: Teaming up for transformation: improving municipal energy management for integrated climate action (Berlin, 18 June 2020)

Join us in the project final conference and award ceremony under the title ‘Teaming up for transformation: improving municipal energy management for integrated climate action’ on 18 June 2020 in Berlin (Germany). Representatives from cities in Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Spain will share their experience on the benefits of transforming energy management practices.

Event: BIBM Congress (Copenhagen, 15-17 November 2020)

BIBM is the voice of the Precast Concrete industry at the European level. Starting either from a general situation (e.g. a directive or decision) or from a specific national problem, BIBM is the major precast concrete industry platform which can deal with European-wide issues.

BIBM provides a platform for a network of professionals, experts and industrialists involved in the precast concrete industry to come together and address jointly some key issues. BIBM, with its commissions and ad hoc groups, promotes the sharing of experience and information.

Event: 5th International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research (Barcelona, 23-25 April 2020)

The objectives of ICACER 2020 are to provide a forum to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, academics and graduate students in the fields of advances on clean energy research, energy economics and energy policy to share up-to-date research results. We are confident that the participants benefited from the theoretical insights, practical knowledge and personal contacts that will help them to build a long-term, profitable and sustainable communication among researchers and practitioners in the related scientific areas. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of clean energy research.

Event: IEA Annex 79 Expert Meeting & International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour (Webinar, 21-23 April 2020)

Occupant Behaviour 2020 (OB-20) is the 5th International Symposium focusing on designing and operating buildings with an occupant focus, and the underlying comfort, behavior, and energy considerations.

The IEA EBC Annex 79 meeting is a group of approximately 70 researchers and other experts on the topic of occupant-centric building design and operation (more information on Annex 79). The two-day meeting consists of discussing, planning, and pursuing research activities and initiatives for this the five-year Annex, to integrate occupancy and occupant behavior into the design process and building operation.

Report: The Covenant of Mayors in Europe Activity Report

Do you know what is the average CO2-emission reduction target of the European Covenant of Mayors signatories? Or how many signatories are aiming for climate neutrality?

Are you curious to know how, as the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, we accompany over 9,700 local governments in taking energy and climate action?

You will find the answers to these questions, and much more, in our 2019 activity report!

Event: Accelerating the energy retrofitting in condominiums (Webinar, 26 March 2020)

Municipalities and regions have a key role to play in the energy retrofit of condominiums. Many of them are already addressing the residential sector as part of their climate policies, but they are still often unaware of the specific challenges and needs of condominiums. Find out about the strategies and tools developed by two European projects, ACE-Retrofitting, which is coordinatet by Energy Cities, and INNOVATE, to better address condominiums.

Press Release: Can we build a fully recycled and reusable house? Yes, we can!

An EU-funded project has developed prefabricated energy-efficient building concepts made from materials, components and structures derived from construction and demolition waste. The concept enables the easy assembly and disassembly of buildings for future reuse.

UPDATED – Event: Accelerating the energy retrofitting in condominiums (Webinar, 26 March 2020)

This event will be a webinar due to the outbreak of COVID 19.

Municipalities and regions have a key role to play in the energy retrofit of condominiums. Many of them are already addressing the residential sector as part of their climate policies, but they are still often unaware of the specific challenges and needs of condominiums. Find out about the strategies and tools developed by two European projects, ACE-Retrofitting and INNOVATE, to better address condominiums.

This one-day event will be an opportunity for decision-makers and practitioners to exchange on solutions to accelerate the energy retrofitting of condominiums from both, a political and an operational point of view.

UPDATED – Event: 10th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (Webinar, 26-29 March 2020)

Update: this event will be a webinar due to the outbreak of COVID 19.

The purpose of The 10th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2020) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the whole range of fields related to the materials that underpin modern technologies. Papers presenting original work were invited in the areas listed below.

Report: Can the Composition of Energy Use in an Expanding Economy be altered by Consumers’ Responses to Technological Change?

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CANCELLED – Event: Greenbuild Europe 2020 (Dublin, 24 & 25 March 2020)

This event was cancelled due to the spread of COVID 19.

Attend Greenbuild Europe to hear from leaders on their vision about the future of green building in Europe, learn about current research and best practices, connect with sustainability experts, and see innovative technologies and products to take your projects to the next level.

Communication: 2030 Climate Target Plan

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CANCELLED – Event: Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (Berlin, 24 & 25 March 2020)

Update – this event has been cancelled.

In the past years the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) has become a leading international forum for key stakeholders of the energy sector. High-level policymakers, industry, science and civil society are given the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas on a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition.

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is hosted and supported by the German Federal Government and a joint initiative of German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), German Energy Agency (dena) and eclareon.

Press Release: Observing the European construction sector

Can you imagine Europe without roads, hospitals or bridges? The construction sector plays a key role in Europe’s economy, and it is shaped by the policy measures taken by national governments. The European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) is a COSME initiative that analyses the construction sector in the 27 Member States and the United Kingdom. It aims to provide valuable insights on market conditions and policy developments. Check out the most recent materials.

Press Release: Joint workshop of the Concerted Actions for EU energy legislation – Proceedings published

The three Concerted Actions that help countries implement EU energy legislation have published proceedings of their recent joint workshop.

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