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By Mostafa Darwish & Arthur Wyns Climate Action is necessary on all levels, from changing personal behaviour to promoting sustainable businesses & entrepreneurship. Climate-KIC – or the Knowledge and Innovation Community – does just that: as Europe’s largest public-private innovation network, it empowers young people to come up with new business ideas to challenge and… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

  The Danish water sector is determined to meet global climate goals while effectively adapting to inevitable changes in weather conditions     An agenda for change driven by the water sector Water utilities today face a double and mutually dependent challenge of adapting to inevitable climate change and at the same time acting responsibly… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Guest post by Stuart Reigeluth, vice-president of Revolve Water Energy will flow fluidly across transnational grids, tapping into decentralized hubs everywhere, that are both interconnected all along the way by the digital technology of things. While the integration of the European energy systems is of paramount importance for the overarching project called ‘Europe’, geopolitically, the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The implementation of solar cookers across Moroccan communities is proving to be a great example of how decentralization of renewable energy is contributing to the energy independence of a country. By Lina Yassin & Arthur Wyns Morocco is being widely portrayed around the world as one of the leading countries in renewable energy deployment. The… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

  Improvements in the Bulgarian water supply and sanitation sector are underway. However, more investment and further EU assistance is still required   The reform of the Bulgarian water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector has been an issue since the mid-1990s. The reform itself was partially prepared by different governments over the years but for… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Earlier this month, ACEA President Dieter Zetsche and I had the honour of hosting a press conference for international media at the Frankfurt Motor Show. At this occasion, we laid out the European automobile industry’s pathway to future CO2 reductions from passenger cars. Manufacturers are committed to reducing CO2 emissions from their vehicles, and our… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Revenue drains

Falling water consumption in many parts of Western Europe is impacting the business model of water suppliers. How do we deal with this drop in revenue? Why is the demand for drinking water decreasing? Evidence shows that in Europe, but more acutely in Western Europe, drinking water consumption per capita is falling.   This is… » read more

  Posted by EurEau

Buildings that use renewables would be classed as highly energy efficient under European Parliament proposal, even if they waste energy. At first glance, the European Parliament’s work on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is a text-book example of progressive and united thinking from across the political spectrum. Led by MEP Bendt Bendtsen, different EU… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

Arthur Wyns & Mariah Sampson Cities are centres of action and innovation, where ideas blend and combine like exciting flavours in an exotic soup, they are centres of development and education, and now, with increasing urbanisation and exponential population growth, the role of cities is becoming increasingly important in the implementation and development of sustainable… » read more

  Posted by Climate Tracker - Tracking international climate change negotiations

Guest post by Michal Kurtyka, PHD Electromobility is one of the several strategic directions for Poland’s economic development in the near term. On March 16, 2017, the Polish government adopted the Electromobility Development Plan, which set goals and directions for action in this area until 2025. The energy composition of transport fuels, shaped through history,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Mientras escribo estas líneas, no dejan de llegar noticias acerca de la devastación del huracán Irma. No cabe duda de que la naturaleza está desatada. Los científicos han venido advirtiendo durante años que el calentamiento global conllevaría tormentas más intensas y circunstancias climáticas extremas cada vez con más frecuencia. Pero saber que esto puede suceder… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe

  Guest post by Eamon O’Hara, Executive Director and cofounder of ECOLISE On 22nd September, policy makers and representatives of the thousands of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability in Europe will gather at a conference in the European Economic and Social Council (EESC), Brussels, to launch the first ever European Day of Sustainable… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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