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5 October 2017


ABRACADABRA – Capacity Building Event

Financing Energy Efficiency through Building Add-ons

Barcelona, Spain
Knowledge Innovation Market S.L. - Carrer de Pallars 179-185, 08005
DAY 2 ABRACADABRA – Capacity Building Event

The Capacity Building event aims at demonstrating energy efficiency retrofitting using volume extension and renewables on real case studies, using a set of toolkits (technical, financial and regulatory) developed in the EU-funded project. This training event will give you the chance to directly test the ABRA toolkits on real buildings and investigate the feasibility of a deep energy renovation through Add-ons, exploring the technical solutions, the potential financing options and the regulatory framework related to the ABRACADABRA strategy. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback to adapt the toolkits to your requirements.

View the programme here.

To register, click here.

The event will follow the International Workshop session held on 4 October 2017.

11 October 2017


Unlocking financing for local climate action

Practical information for smaller municipalities

Leuven, Belgium
Province of Flemish Brabant
This practical conference focused on access to finance for local energy and climate action, with a particular emphasis on smaller-sized European cities and towns.

Experts from the European Commission, the Global Covenant of Mayors and the European Investment Bank helped to shape the discussion, with input from local government representatives who have engaged in successful financing practices.

Throughout the day, experts discussed challenges and offered solutions to smaller-scale cities seeking to access financing for their local energy and climate actions. Interactive roundtables and one-to-one discussion enabled hands-on exchange of information on topics such as: private and residential buildings, transport and mobility, public buildings and procurement, renewable energy, impact funding, and civic crowdfunding.

To view Marco Palma's "Why invest in community energy" presentation, click here. To view the other presentations delivered during the conference, see the attachments below.

To view a selection of downloadable photographs from the conference, click here.

We kindly ask you to provide your feedback on the conference by filling in the short evaluation form below (to access the form, click on the link "Go to the event website").

For more information, contact

12 October 2017


Speeding up market-uptake of buildings renovation in Europe

In Europe, buildings are responsible for 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of CO2 emissions. Currently, about 35 percent of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, and by improving the energy efficiency of its building stock the EU could reduce its total energy consumption by 5-6 percent and lower CO2 emissions by about 5 percent.

Local governments can influence the efficiency of new and existing buildings in their communities and can deploy a variety of measures, policies and incentives to speed-up renovation in the public and private sector.

While most renovation decisions are taken at building level by individual owners, optimal integration of RES often requires planning and implementation at a district scale. Financing renovation of the residential sectors remains a great challenge in Europe, where many building owners or occupants simply cannot afford renovation costs and cannot apply for financing.

Other customers often see high operating costs and a poor environment as an acceptable alternative to the time-consuming, disruptive and risky renovation process.

This event will discuss the challenges shared by local governments in Europe, and will bring together a great line-up of experts to share and explore innovative technical and financial solutions and policies to boost the market uptake of renovation.

For more information, contact the email address below.

To register for the event, click here.

1 February 2018


Solutions for strategic adaptation planning in European cities

RESIN Stakeholder Dialogue

Manchester, United Kingdom
Sackville Street Building, Manchester M1

This event will bring together city practitioners, critical infrastructure providers and experts on climate change adaptation and resilience in cities for a one-day event to make connections, exchange knowledge and plan for future collaboration on urban climate change adaptation.

The cities of Greater Manchester and Bratislava will open a dialogue with their peers from the cities of Burgas, Vilnius, Radom, Sfantu Gheorghe, Lahti, Newcastle, Reykjavik, Ghent and Nijmegen to explore possible solutions to the challenges and stresses the cities are currently facing as a result of climate change, particularly in light of the resilience of critical infrastructures.

Hear how your organisation can more easily and effectively make decisions to build resilience and adapt to climate change as part of a coordinated framework, with the help of a new suite of decision-support tools co-developed by cities and researchers.

Meet local government representatives and researchers working together for resilient infrastructure across Europe. Hear about approaches to building city resilience in countries such as Belgium, Finland, Poland, Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, The Netherlands and the UK. Consider how, with their vital role on the frontline of adaptation, Cities across Europe can shape, learn and drive transferable solutions to climate challenges. Learn more about the practical tools currently under development which can help them now and in the future in guiding the identification of risks, assessment of their interdependencies and impacts, and selection of effective adaptation solutions. Find out how these can benefit your organisation.


Registration is open now at Registration closes 19 January 2018.

25 April 2018


Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities

Bonn, Germany
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Langer Grabenweg 68 D-53175, Bonn

The fifth Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities will bring together key adaptation actors from different organisations: cities and city networks, regional and national governments, researchers, adaptation experts and European representatives.

This year’s Open European Day will build on last year's addition of interactive workshops around key themes. These will be organised by cities, where they will share their local governments’ experience in depth or by relevant institutions that support cities through programmes and initiatives.

Themes will include adaptation, resilience and cultural heritage, looking for the first time into the intersection of adaptation and culture. The OED Marketplace will return following the success of the format at the third Open European Day, providing a space for participants to network and brainstorm.

The Open European Day is organised by ICLEI Europe and the European Environment Agency, co-organised by the RESIN project, Smart Mature Resilience and PLACARD, supported by the European Commission, Ramboll and the European Investment Bank, and endorsed by the LIFE programme, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Climate-KIC, the European Capital of Innovation, Climate-Fit City, the European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf Award.

Registration for the event is open on the OED website: register for the OED here.

The conference report for the 4th OED is now available online.

For further information, visit the Open European Day website.

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