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5 September 2017

Workshop

25th Breakfast at Sustainability's

Lowering energy use in family homes - the FIESTA approach

Brussels, Belgium
Avenue de Tervuren 35

The 25th edition of ICLEI's long-running Breakfast at Sustainability's series was held on Tuesday 5 September, focusing on the work of the EU-funded FIESTA project. ICLEI hosted the event in association with project coordinator AREA Science Park Trieste.


FIESTA helps families with children to save money and lower their carbon footprint by reducing the amount of energy they consume. It aims to achieve this by teaching families to make better energy choices, such as purchasing higher rated electrical appliances, choosing efficient cooking methods, and optimising natural light in homes.


The workshop saw discussion and debate on the best methods to encourage the adoption of energy efficient behaviour. Project partners from the municipalities of Logrono and Pamplona (Spain), and Pazardjik (Bulgaria) shared their experiences from participating in FIESTA, outlining what worked in their local context in terms of reaching citizens.


The programme is available to view here.

12 September 2017

Webinar

WEBINAR: Balancing the cost of energy retrofitting through AdoRes

Have you heard about AdoRes and about their potential benefits (volumetric Add-ons and Renewables intended as one (or a set of) Assistant Building unit(s) - like aside or façade addictions, rooftop extensions or even an entire new building construction?
Do you know how can you save public and private resources and meet local energy saving targets in zero cost virtuous cycle?
How can you use energy efficiency retrofitting as a way to attract new businesses and residents to your area?
How can you attract new investors and develop new lower-risk financial products through renovation loans and other forms of financing?
How can you partner with building professionals to offer financing to property owners that have made the decision to retrofit through AdoRes?
Property owners, Building professionals, policy makers from local governments and regional authorities, financial experts, practitioners, and researchers are invited to the first ABRACADABRA webinar focusing on new pathways to balancing the cost of energy retrofits through AdoRes.

Read the programme here.

To register for the webinar click here.

Are you planning to renovate a building? Join the webinar to learn more about how your building can become one of ABRACADABRA´s case studies! For more information visit: http://www.abracadabra-project.eu/case-studies/

16 - 22 September 2017

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK

The EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK campaign provides the perfect opportunity to present sustainable mobility alternatives to local residents and to explain the challenges that cities and towns are facing in order to induce behavioural change and make progress towards creating a more sustainable transport strategy for Europe.

Since 2002, thousands of towns and cities across Europe have taken part in EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK. The decentralised campaign allows public authorities of all sizes to join in during the week of 16-22 September. Towns and cities can participate by organising a week of activities, installing permanent mobility measures, or holding a Car-Free Day. NGOs, companies, civil society and other actors can also take part by organising a MOBILITY ACTION.

The theme for the 2017 campaign is "Sharing gets you further". The theme relates to how shared forms of transport can reduce our expenses and lower our carbon footprint, while at the same time making our journey more sociable. Smart technology, such as apps and online platforms are already helping to make mobility more efficient, saving us money and helping the environment.

For more information and to register, visit mobilityweek.eu

20 - 21 September 2017

Conference

Connecting People and Nature for Sustainable Cities

GREEN SURGE International Conference 2017

Malmö, Sweden
The City of Malmö and the GREEN SURGE consortium are pleased to invite you to their gathering of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in Malmö on 20-21 September 2017 to explore the social, environmental and economic virtues of urban green infrastructure.

• Meet leading researchers to learn how growing populations and urban densification can be reconciled with green infrastructure to improve health, equality, climate adaptation and biodiversity
• Learn how your city colleagues are realizing nature-based solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges of today
• Share your own knowledge and experience

The conference themes are related to emerging issues and future challenges of nature-based solutions and sustainable urban development, and aims for interactions and critical discussions by a mix of researchers, decision-makers, planners, and practitioners.

The conference environment and program will provide opportunities for dynamic presentations and discussions, moderated by international professionals. We welcome proposals for presentations of research as well as of projects from practice on any aspect of the broad area of nature-based solutions and sustainable urban development.

Register now and learn more here!

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