Tagged with local & regional

Importance of local climate action

Importance of local climate action

Sonya Angelica Diehn provides a good article on the Deutsche Welle website on the importance of local climate action in the United States. This may be about the US but it is a message that is important to all countries and regions. This cannot be stressed enough.   Forget Trump, it’s all about local climate … Continue reading

Local governments continue to fill policy gap

Local governments continue to fill policy gap

We have read much recently about how US states and local governments are playing an increasingly important role in taking action on climate change and sustainable energy. This is equally true in Europe. Now Michael Slezak writes in The Guardian about similar actions in Australia.   Australian local councils lead the way in tackling climate … Continue reading

Chairman’s Conclusions: Think local first: designing an EU buildings policy framework centred on consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services to deliver on Europe’s renovation challenge

Chairman’s Conclusions: Think local first: designing an EU buildings policy framework centred on consumers, local authorities and energy advisory services to deliver on Europe’s renovation challenge

A policy roundtable, organised by the PUBLENEF project through one of the consortium organisations (Energy Cities) and the Energy Advice Exchange, was held on June 20th in Brussels during the EU Sustainable Energy Week in order to further explore the key role and importance of local authorities and energy advisory services in Europe’s energy efficiency … Continue reading

Cities adapting to climate change in Canada

Cities adapting to climate change in Canada

As Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change, there is a need for greater action at the local level. Malcolm Araos, James Ford and Stephanie Austin explain in an article on The Conversation website. Climate change is making cities sick and we need to act Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. … Continue reading

Blog by Silvia Zinetti: International perspectives and best practices from “Community Choice Energy” in providing financing for energy efficiency upgrades at the local level

Blog by Silvia Zinetti: International perspectives and best practices from “Community Choice Energy” in providing financing for energy efficiency upgrades at the local level

The past two weeks I was busy traveling around Europe. By coincidence and good fortune, I was in Brussels for the EU Sustainable Energy Week and was invited to be part of a panel at PUBLENEF & Energy Advice Exchange policy roundtable “Think local first: designing an EU building policy framework centered on consumers, local … Continue reading