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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 17:00 to 20:30

London, UK

‘City energy: A new powerhouse for Britain’

By Bridget Elliott on 23rd September 2015
Found in: Research and Resources

This report explores the options and the potential for cities to engage in the energy supply market and raise finance for investment in low-carbon energy infrastructure – particularly in local energy generation. It identifies a range of business model options, exploring how and why cities could finance investment in low-carbon infrastructure, and the ways in which cities could assume a central role in addressing the large investment shortfall in the energy sector and ensuring that decarbonisation goals are achieved.

Climate change urban food webinar- 'Food, Climate Change and the City'

By Bridget Elliott on 23rd September 2015
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 15:00 to 16:30

Online

New international network on green urban infrastructure

By Bridget Elliott on 9th September 2015
Found in: Research and Resources

A new international network specialised in green urban infrastructure and bio-cultural diversity is providing a peer exchange platform for practitioners working in local governments as well as other experts in the field. The newly-formed European Learning Alliance will allow registered participants to exchange knowledge and experience with their counterparts across Europe. Participants will also receive information on the latest findings, tools and events related to boosting green urban grids as well as data on the social and economic benefits of green infrastructure.

New research from the New Climate Economy finds that investing in public and low emission transport, building efficiency, and waste management in cities could generate savings with a current value of US$17 trillion by 2050. The report offers numerous examples of cities that have achieved or can achieve economic benefits from green investments and demonstrates how doing so could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.7 Gt CO2e per year by 2030, more than the current annual emissions of India.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 09:30 to 13:00

Manchester, UK

Date and Time: 
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:00 to 15:00

Bristol, UK

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:30 to 13:00

London, UK

A recent open-access article in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers explores the relationship between the built environment and everyday domestic practices. Drawing on ideas from carbon governance and social practices, the authors study the deliberations on zero carbon housing policy in the UK. They reveal a sharp distinction in the governance of domestic carbon between those that construct and those that live in zero carbon houses.

This report describes the issues and themes raised during a series of three workshops, which explored the relationship between the design of the built environment and human behaviour. Each workshop addressed the three following areas: energy, water and waste; health and wellbeing; and performance and productivity. The report is published by the Royal Academy of Engineering and has been supported by experts from a range of organisations and disciplines.

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