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29 October 2014 - 11:45am

Ecologic Institute

Max Grünig, coordinator of the FP7 POCACITO project, recently publishes an article in conjunction with Urban Europe that focused on the finding that tailoring different action plans based on the specific environmental needs within urban cities can produce... Read more

Source: http://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/horizontal-issues-in-the-vertical-space/

28 October 2014 - 10:15am

Ecologic Institute

As the world prepares for the United Nations Climate Change Conference next year in Paris 2015, Europe is taking steps towards setting targets for future years’ emissions reduction goals. The hope of a binding international climate commitment remains despite past efforts that did not meet... Read more

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/2030/index_en.htm

27 October 2014 - 12:15pm

Ecologic Institute

Ingrid Kaltenegger of JOANNEUM RESEARCH presented an overview of POCACITO and its initial results at the 17th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) which took place from October 14-16 in Portorož, Slovenia. This discussion mainly focused on the differentiation... Read more

Source: http://www.ecoscpmed.eu/ecoscpmed/content/17th-european-roundtable-sustainable-c...

23 October 2014 - 4:00pm

Ecologic Institute

Germany's cities are progressing in the right direction for a post-carbon transition. Hamburg, the winner of the 2011 European Green Capital Award, is a leading example. Hamburg received... Read more

Source: http://www.greencity.freiburg.de/servlet/PB/menu/1182949_l2/index.html

22 October 2014 - 1:30pm

Ecologic Institute

Today, a kick off meeting in Brussels launched the CIVIS project. This project is led by the University of Trento in collaboration with the Enel Foundation and is co-funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme. CIVIS is a three-year long project focused on the development of an... Read more

Source: http://www.enel.com/en-GB/enel_foundation/library/news/civis/

13 October 2014 - 11:00am

Ecologic Institute

Climate change is inevitable and there is little doubt that green house gases from human activities are causing temperatures around the world to rise causing dangerous irreversible effects on humans and the natural environment we live in. Many cities around the world are taking steps in the... Read more

Source: http://www.climate-kic.org/press-releases/climate-kic-launches-new-online-co2-me...

1 October 2014 - 10:00am

Ecologic Institute

This week, nations from around the world gathered in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit to talk about the pressing issues surrounding climate change. Normally, attendees walk away with the question “Where do we go from here?” This year, attendees left thinking “How do we get... Read more

24 September 2014 - 9:30am

Ecologic Institute

By the year 2050, the EU is striving to live in a post-carbon society, minimizing, in the process, the EU’s negative environmental impact. To accomplish this goal, an interdisciplinary approach must be taken across multiple sectors. The Research for a Post-Carbon Future conference highlighted... Read more

22 September 2014 - 5:15pm

Ecologic Institute

The POCACITO project held its first case study training meeting at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin on September 10th, kickstarting deeper investigation into the case study component of the project. The participants focused on the scenario process, vision building and backcasting among other... Read more

18 September 2014 - 4:00pm

Ecologic Institute

As we transition into post-carbon societies, one way city-dwellers can reduce their carbon foot-print is to give up their car and take public transportation. An even better solution both in terms of carbon reduction and health is to take up cycling. Not only is the transition away from the... Read more

Source: http://newcycling.org/news/20140908/thinking-cycling-cycling-society-symposium-b...

18 September 2014 - 2:00pm

Ecologic Institute

Monica Ridgway from Ecologic Institute represented POCACITO throughout a series of events during the 9th ASEAN Science and Technology Week held in Bogor, Indonesia from 19-23 August 2014. Sponsored by the EU FP7 project... Read more

Source: http://pocacito.eu/Ecologic%20Institute

18 September 2014 - 9:45am

David Cadman, ICLEI President

World leaders are gathering in New York next week to attend the Climate Summit 2014. Convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Summit aims to mobilize political will and galvanize climate action. Among its eight key action areas are cities a clear indication of the crucial role we have... Read more

Source: http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/

17 September 2014 - 9:30am

Ecologic Institute

The Research for a Post-Carbon Future conference will focus on Europe's transition to a post-carbon society. There are still many technological, political, societal, economic, and behavioral obstacles in achieving such a deep transformation. But visioning where we are headed also... Read more

Source: http://post-carbon-future.ecologic-events.eu/programme

16 September 2014 - 10:15am

Ecologic Institute

Max Grünig, an economist and Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin, will chair and moderate the panel discussion on "Optimising the interface between research and policymaking" at the Future of Cities Forum 2014: IMAGINE Regenerative Urban Development on 30-31 October in Munich,... Read more

Source: http://www.futureofcitiesforum.com/speakers-participants

16 September 2014 - 10:00am

PLEEC

Energy efficiency is high on the European agenda. One of the goals of the European Union’s 20-20-20 plan is to
improve energy efficiency by 20% in 2020. However, holistic knowledge about energy efficiency potentials in cities is far from complete. Currently, a variety of individual... Read more

Source: http://www.pleecproject.eu/

16 September 2014 - 9:30am

Electric Road 2014

 

Max Grünig, economist and Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin,
will speak at the October Electric Road 2014 event in Paris which will be dedicated to the streets and roads of tomorrow.

An expert on acceptance and consumer preference, he studied the socio-... Read more

Source: http://www.electric-road.com/

10 July 2014 - 5:18pm

Floriane Bernardot

Created thanks to an agreement between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Belfius Bank, the 'Smart Cities & Sustainable Development' programme will support Belgian cities & towns in becoming sustainable and smart.

Launched beginning of June 2014, the €... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/EUR400-million-to-support-Smart

8 July 2014 - 3:11pm

Béatrice Alcaraz, Miriam Eisermann

Is Poland really this climate sceptic and fossil-fuel oriented country that we often hear of? Fortunately, the local level tells a different story! Last week, 12 local authorities and partners from the Łódzkie voivodeship (central Poland) have signed a declaration showing their commitment for... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/Polish-municipalities-engage-for

26 June 2014 - 6:42pm

Floriane Bernardot

An amusing fact-based video emphasises how the Covenant of Mayors is helping to reduce CO2 emissions and increase energy efficiency in Europe's municipalities.

It also highlights the important work that has been undertaken already by the nearly 6,000 signatories and it... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/3-minutes-to-understand-better-the

24 June 2014 - 10:02am

Béatrice Alcaraz

Climate Alliance, CEMR, Energy Cities, EUROCITIES, FEDARENE and ICLEI, 6 european networks of local and regional authorities, have written a joint declaration asking for the recognition of the local initiative as an instrument to improve energy security in Europe.

... Read more

Source: http://www.energy-cities.eu/Local-actions-are-key-to-European

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