There are 31 days in October that we are having the opportunity to become part of promoting a better European urban future. Everyone interested in sustainable urbanization from national and local governments to universities, NGOs and communities is encouraged to participate in activities, events, and discussions of this UN-organization.
During the Corona Crisis, Germany was at times at a standstill, with serious consequences for the people and the economy. However, this year's climate balance could turn out unexpectedly good - and save the federal government a lot of money. As a result of the corona crisis, the German government could avoid millions in climate protection fines.
For the past months we have successfully started our webinar series on climate adaptation. We offer climate experts and companies solutions for climate adaptation and bring together city/regional planners, project managers and owners of vulnerable urban and transport infrastructure. Within short time other H2020 partners wanted to join our sessions to also present the outcomes of their projects.
Several EU research and innovation projects under Horizon 2020 have been working over the last years to analyse the climate impact and demonstrate the added value of climate services in various ways. One example is the "Climate Adaptation Partnership" project led by Stefania Manca. We have spoken to her.
Studies on climate hazards are time-consuming and expensive. The Viennese company Greenpass therefore trains you in three days to become a climate planner. Heat islands, heavy rain and corona. When it comes to climate-friendly planning, planners currently faces many hurdles. The Austrian company Greenpass has developed software that enables cities and municipalities to quickly gain an overview of potential climate
When we think of climate change, we first think of higher temperatures. But a bigger problem could be water. Three projects that provide solutions. "Normally, we see the city as the problem, when facing climate impacts. But we thought, can we not see the city as a solution?" Karina Peña is co-founder of the dutch company "Field Factors" which vision
Corona ends many of the climate festivals in Europe. But it should not end the fight against climate change. Join the first "webstival". It is the typical fate of many festivals in Corona times. Hardly anyone can say what the next two weeks will be like. Festivals are therefore postponed until autumn or even cancelled completely. This is a pity
A nutritional logo on food, less pesticides on the fields, more protection for the harried nature: the EU Commission wants Europe to become the global pioneer for sustainable food and biodiversity. On Wednesday the authority presented its plans as part of the European "Green Deal" for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. "The Corona crisis has shown how vulnerable we all
Österreich investiert 2,4 Milliarden Euro in die Erneuerung seiner Schulen. Wie weit wird eine nachhaltige Zukunft mitgedacht? Österreichs Bundesregierung hat Mitte Mai ein Investitionspaket für die Erneuerung der Schulen angekündigt. 2,4 Milliarden Euro sollen bis 2030 in Neubauten, Zubauten und die Sanierung von 270 Schulen fließen. Das Paket soll die Schulen moderner und digitaler machen und nach der Coronavirus-Krise die
Climate change is one of the biggest risks project planners are currently facing. The MyClimateServices marketplace pools expertise in order to counteract it. "In Austria more people die every year from the consequences of climate change than from car accidents." Scientist Claudia Hahn from the Austrian Nationals Weather Service ZAMG knows the effects of climate change. With her research she
A number of cities in Latin America and Asia fight climate change with the backing of FELICITY, a technical assistance programme that accelerates investments for decarbonizing cities.
By 2050 the EU will be climate neutral, according to the Commission's plan. Everything Europe's energy, agriculture and consumers now have to deal with. The new EU Commission is starting work with a big undertaking for the climate. From 2050 no new greenhouse gases are to be emitted in the EU. The "Green Deal" also includes an interim target for