In light of the latest IPCC assessment report, which states that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, 20 cities from across Europe – members of the European Green Capital Network – have come together to sign a joint call for action to enhance sustainability […]... read more
21 cities from 14 different European countries are officially competing to win the EGCA 2021 and EGLA 2020! Nearly two thirds of the applicant cities applied for the first time and most applications were received from Southern and Eastern European cities, which means that our EGCA and EGLA family is growing! Who entered the race? […]... read more
24th - 28th June 2012, Brussels, Belgium
From 24th to 28th June, Brussels will host the 8th year of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in Brussels, Belgium. This initiative is coordinated by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, in conjunction with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.
23rd March 2012, Worldwide
Earth Hour 2013 will kick off at 8.30pm local time on Saturday 23rd March, inviting individuals, businesses and communities to turn out their lights for one hour to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments will ...
15th December, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
On the 15th of December Vitoria-Gasteiz will play host to the Green Night to celebrate the closing of its year as the 2012 European Green Capital.
There will be lots of entertainment and more than 40 acts will take place over the course of the event which is ...
13th – 15th December, 2012, Tokyo, Japan
The Eco-Products Exhibition will be taking place in Tokyo, Japan from the 13th to the 15th of December. This year’s Exhibition theme is “The Greener, The Smarter -The Future We Will Choose”. This theme describes the choices that are being faced with regard to the new future and how to incorporate them into our ...
11-12 December, Brussels, Belgium
The Eco-Innovation Conference will take place on the 11th and 12th of December in Brussels, Belgium. This event is aimed at focusing on the role of eco-innovation policies and businesses in supporting European competitiveness, jobs creation, environmental protection and the well-being of European citizens.
There will ...
3rd and 4th December 2012, Brussels, Belgium
This December, Brussels is hosting a conference on facilitating water information between science, policy and industry. The two-day event is being organised jointly by two projects funded by the European Commission: STEP-WISE and STREAM. The aim of the conference is to present concrete ...
29th November 2012, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission will officially hand over the “European Green Capital” title from Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain, to Nantes in France at a prestigious event in Brussels on Thursday, 29 November 2012. The event will celebrate the hand over of the title and also provide an opportunity for cities to meet and discuss the importance of sustainable ...
22nd – 23rd November 2012, Paris, France
The International Symposium on Culture and Sustainable Development will take place on 22nd and 23rd November 2012 at the Congress Centre, the Museum of Science and Industry, Paris (France). The two day event will examine the role of culture in sustainable development. Speakers from disciplines such as art, philosophy, town planning, sociology, drama, energy ...
10th December 2012, Taipei, Taiwan
The European Green Capital representative Ms Marie-Hélène Vareille will be attending the Waterfront City Summit in New Taipei City to deliver a Keynote Speech about the European Green Capital Award.
The aim of the visit will be to share the experiences of the Green Capital ...
3rd September – 15th December 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Since early September, Ljubljana, Slovenia, has been playing host to a beautiful photographic exhibition that features scenes of nature from Slovenia and the United States of America. The stunning photographs have been captured by the cameras of renowned photographers working for the National Geographic Magazine.
The exhibition features 120 large format photographs in the ...
5th December 2012, Brussels
The Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission have come together to organise a conference titled Driving better implementation in our cities and regions – a key element of the 7th Environmental Action Programme. The conference will take place on the 5th of December at the Committee of Regions in Brussels. The conference will coincide ...
17th – 25th November 2012, Across Europe
The European Week for Waste Reduction week (EWWR) focuses on highlighting waste reduction activities across Europe and raising awareness of ways to reduce our waste. The EWWR lasts for 9 days and takes place from the 17th to 25th of November 2012.
The EWWR ...
13th November 2012
The Covenant of Mayors is organising a series of webinars on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC). The series will being on the 13th of November and experts from the field will make presentations on experiences in their municipality. Roman Doubrava from Directorate-General Energy will present the recently launched EPC campaign. The signatory municipality of Oskarshamn in Sweden will speak ...
14th – 15th November 2012
On the 14th - 15thof November, Offenburg Place will host the expo and congress EcoMobil for the fourth time. The focus of the event will be the climate-friendly city as a whole. Climate change, urban and transport planning and energy efficiency will be brought to the forefront. For the first time this will be a joint ...
11th – 12th December 2012, Oxford, England
This December, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) invite wind industry representatives to join to discuss the key acoustic issues of wind farms. This meeting will follow on from the success of workshops on Resource Assessment (Brussels, May 2011) and Post-construction Assessment (Lyon, July 2012). It has been organised in response to requests from ...
4th October – 27th December 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz
This year’s European Green Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz is hosting a bird banding event that will span over 3 months, beginning in October. Bird banding (or bird ringing) is essential to bird conservation, and the banding of millions of birds annually worldwide contributes greatly to the study of birds' habits that can lead to a greater ...
26th November – 7th December 2012, Doha
The eighteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) will take place from Monday, 26 November to Friday, 7 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar. The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC was drawn in ...
6th – 7th November 2012, Milan, 3rd – 4th December 2012, Cracow
This year, the ICLEI, on behalf on the InConext project consortium, are hosting the workshop “From public participation to co-creation: the role of local governments in supporting bottom-up sustainability initiatives”. The workshop will be held in two cities: the first in Milan, Italy (6-7 November 2012) and ...
12 October 2012
On the evening of the 12th October 2012, you can experience what the 2014 European Green Capital- Copenhagen has to offer culturally, by taking part in its annual Culture Night at the European Environment Agency.
The European Environment Agency will be opening their doors to Copenhagen residents, families, tourists, environment enthusiasts, students and anyone interested in finding out and ...
26th -27th November, Lisbon, Spain
From the 26th to the 27th of November in Lisbon, the European Commission will be holding the 13th European Forum on Eco-Innovation. Adopted in December 2011, the EU Eco-Innovation Action Plan aims to boost innovations that aim to or result in reducing pressures on the environment and to bridge the gap between research and the market.
7th – 10th November 2012, Nantes, France
The European Green Capital for 2013, Nantes, is hosting this year’s Eurocities conference. The event will run from the 7th until the 10th of November and leads on discussions on city identities at the 2010 conference in Zaragoza and on planning ...
23rd – 24th October 2012, Amsterdam, Holland
The Smart Cities 2012 Conference is being held in Amsterdam from the 23rd to the 24th of October. The two day event will bring together city officials, policy-makers, utilities, transport operators, developers, investors, contractors and solution providers.
With 4 out of 5 Europeans ...
12th – 14th November, Melbourne, Australia
Thriving Neighbourhoods is an ICLEI initiative that encourages cross-sector cooperation to ensure that health, planning, design, infrastructure, IT and the built and natural environments are improved to the best standards. At the Thriving Neighbourhoods conference speakers will engage delegates on fresh emerging approaches to ...
29th November 2012, London
Water is an essential resource for life. Climate change and over consumption has reduced our supply of water and now a major challenge is ensuring that water is used efficiently and conservatively by everyone. Water is a key element in agriculture to help grow crops for food and biomass for fuel to satisfy the world’s growing population. ...
26-27 September 2012, Berlin
The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) World Forum was established as platform for companies to share ideas and experiences to overcome the challenges involved in managing and communicating the climate and environmental impact of their products. The PCF World Forum is a neutral platform created for companies and other stakeholders to share practical experiences and knowledge towards climate-conscious ...
2nd October 2012, Brussels
On the 2nd of October the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will host a joint event in the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the future of green jobs. The event has been arranged in light of the outcomes of Rio+20. The event will be hosted by a member of the ...
09 November 2012, Brussels, Belgium
Our current food and agricultural system isn't sustainable. Increasing urban sprawl and population is putting extreme pressure on agriculture. Unequal distribution of food resources, climate change and environmental abuse, and the rapid degradation of biodiversity are all synonymous with agriculture. There is an urgent need to rethink the global food distribution.
Bart Staes, MEP for the Greens, ...
26th September, Brussels, Belgium
On Wednesday the 26th of September, the BD SKILLS team is hosting the event Biodiversity goes local – Improving the skills of local planners, at the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels. This event will analyse the role that local authorities have in biodiversity policy and participation is free.
5th September, Brussels
On the 5th of September ChemWater 3rd Workshop “Vision 2050: Materials, processes, technologies on Water Sustainable Process Industry” is held in Brussels. The aim of this sequence of workshops is to develop a strategy for a water sustainable industry by 2050. Delegates will discuss tools and methodologies that are necessary to realise the vision. This workshop will focus ...
3rd & 4th October, Nantes, France
On the 3rd and 4th of October the European Green Capital for 2013 Nantes will host the Salons Edile Pays-de-la-Loire. The event is a an exhibition aimed at stakeholders and decision makers of public procurement (EPCI - public institution for intercity cooperation - presidents, mayors, deputy mayors, vice-presidents, councillors and community representatives, officials and ...
8th and 9th October 2012, Copenhagen
The second Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) will take place on the 8th and 9th of October in the European Green Capital for 2014 – Copenhagen. 3GF is a partnership between the Governments of Denmark, Korea and Mexico, leading global corporations and international organisations. The aim of the Forum is to give momentum ...
1st - 7th September 2012, Naples, Italy
This year Naples will host the sixth World Urban Forum. The event is organised jointly by UN-Habitat, the Government of Italy the Campania Region and the City of Naples and will run from the 1st to the 7th of September. This year’s theme is The Urban Future and over 3,000 participants from 114 countries ...
11-12 October 2012, Athens, Greece
The PROMITHEAS Conference is an annual conference for scientists and researchers working in the area of energy and climate change policy. It began in 2008 with the 1st PROMITHEAS Conference titled “Energy Investments and Trade Opportunities”. This two day event focused on political and scientific topics. This ...
1st – 2nd September, Naples, Italy
The city of Naples will host this year’s conference on Port Cities as Hotspots of Creative and Sustainable Local Development on the 1st and 2nd of September. The conference is being held by the University of Naples, with partners such as UN Habitat, Habitat Universities and Urban Campaign.
28th September, London
The average person spends a third of their day in their workplace. Throughout the day energy is consumed by lights, air conditioning and computers; waste is generated from food, paper, water packaging and inefficiencies. Many companies are realising the benefits of implementing a sustainability strategy in their buildings and have seen improvements in their waste, consumption and costs.
29th August, Brussels
On the 29th of August, the European Green Capital Award is hosting a workshop for applicant cities in Brussels. Here representatives from hopeful cities can learn more about the award and what their city can do to become the next Green Capital. The European Green Capital Award ...
17th-19th October 2012, Dublin
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), in association with the International ICOE Committee, the European Ocean Energy Association and the IEA-OES, is hosting the 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th October 2012, at the Convention Centre Dublin. The event occurs every two years and is focused on the ...
16th-19th August 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz
This year the European Green Capital 2012 Vitoria-Gasteiz is welcoming families from all over the world to enjoy a different type of holiday. As part of the Family Tourism Week, the Green Capital is hosting Greenkana from the 16th to the 19th of August. This event encourages ...
29th – 30th September, Washington DC
Green Festival is the largest sustainability event in the world and is the brain child of Green America and Global Exchange. Green America is a not-for-profit membership organisation that aims to harness economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Global Exchange is an international human rights organisation dedicated to promoting social, ...
18th -19th September, Malmö, Sweden
Covenant capaCITY began in June 2011 and is a 3 year project co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The focus of the project, which will end in May 2014, is to provide support for local governments in Europe throughout the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) development. The project is a result of the urgent need ...
26-30th August 2012, Davos, Switzerland
4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC)
The International Disaster and Risk Conference is a biennial conference that attempts to find solutions to today’s challenges in managing risks, reducing disasters and adapting to climate change. This year’s conference is titled “Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World”.
The evidence of climate change cannot be ignored. The global society ...
22-23 November 2012, Brussels
This year will mark the 8th ESDN Workshop. It will take place in Brussels from the 22nd to the 23rd of November. The theme of this year’s workshop is "Financial Markets, Institutions and Policies in the Context of Sustainable Development Policy - Dimensions, Issues and Actors of an Emerging Sustainable Development Strategy Arena". The aim of the ...
24th-26th September 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz
This year the European Green Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz is hosting the CIVITAS Forum 2012. This will be the 10th consecutive year for the forum and there is no doubt that Vitoria-Gasteiz will make an excellent host for the event. This year it will be a joint event marking the CIVITAS Plus Final Conference and will reflect on four ...
24th September, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
The CIVITAS Awards are Europe’s highest awards for clean urban transport. The award is broken into three categories: Technical Innovation, Public Participation and CIVITAS City of the Year. The awards are an annual event and are held during the CIVITAS Forum’s Annual Conference in this year’s European Green Capital – Vitoria-Gasteiz. The award was founded ...
7-8th November, Brussels
Waste is a rising concern for the entire world. The increase in wealth and the progress in the consumer industry have led to a steady increase in waste. The European Union alone produces 3 billion tonnes of waste a year. That equates to 6 tonnes of solid waste per person annually. Approximately 90 million tonnes of European waste ...
16th – 22nd September 2012, Europe
The European Mobility Week is the most widespread campaign on sustainable mobility in the world. It takes place annually from the 16th to the 22nd of September. The aim of the campaign is to get local authorities involved in directly encouraging their citizens to make more sustainable transport decisions. So far over 100 cities have ...
10th July 2012, Brussels June 2012, Amsterdam
This year’s Communication on Smart Cities and Communities will be held in Brussels on the 10th of July. The conference will focus on the role of energy, transport and Information communications Technology (ICT) in the development of a smart city. The Communication intends to set a reinforced EU policy framework across the three sectors ...
12-15 May 2012, Bonn, Germany
This is the 3rd Resilient Cities Word Congress is taking place between the 12-15 May, in Bonn, Germany. The focus of this year’s congress is on urban resilience and adaptation.
While cities make efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and increase urban energy-efficiency, they ...
28th September – 7th October 2012, Europe
This autumn, between the 28th of September and the 7th of October, LANDLIFEWEEK- the First European Land Stewardship Week will take place. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of care for the earth and its wealth of natural and cultural resources through events throughout Europe. Public agencies, volunteers, education intitutes and ...
25th – 29th August, 2012, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) will this year hold its fourth international conference on green chemistry. The event will span from the 25th to the 29th of August and will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, a city widely acknowledged as the most beautiful tourist destination in Latin ...
18th -22nd July 2012, Oxford, UK
This July the University of Oxford, UK, hosts the seventh annual Green Economics Conference. The conference will focus on the themes “Reform and renaissance of economics and its methodology- Green Economics-the solutions for the 21st century” and “Rethinking Growth – Rio+20”. Over the three day conference speakers from different countries and backgrounds will present ...
12-17th August Pacific Grove, California
This August the 17th ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency Buildings will be held in Pacific Grove, California and will focus on the theme “Fueling the Future with Efficiency”. The event will be attended by experts in the field of sustainable buildings from all over the globe. Delegates will discuss ...
5-6th July 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany
A two-day international conference on Global Sustainable Finance will take place on the 5th and 6th of July 2012. The intention of the conference is to discuss how solutions can be found that will help mitigate the current financial and environmental crises. While the current climate poses many challenges to both the financial and environmental ...
12th June 2012, Prague, Czec Republic
The third annual Going Green Conference will be held in the Czec Republic capital, Prague. It is intended that the conference will create a platform for discussion on how the threats of climate change can be mitigated. The conference will be attended by politicians, scientists and representatives from the private sector. The key topics ...
21st June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
As a side event to this years RIO+20 the European Union's Committee of the Regions is hosting a discussion on sustainable cities. The event, which is titled “”, will be heald on the 21st on June at the Pavilion of the European Union, Park of Athletes, Rio de Janeiro. During the two hour event ...
7th June 2012, Amsterdam
The sixth edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will take place on the 7th and 8th of June in Amsterdam. This event is part of a series of international summits that focuses on the sustainability of the food industry. This summit will have four dedicated forums discussing:
Pioneering Sustainability Initiatives
Marketing & Distribution Innovations
The food industry is ...
4th June 2012, Brussels
On the 4th of June the ACR (Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource Management) + EPR club will be launched in Brussels. The Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) Club will provide a forum for key stakeholders and experts to exchange information and debate relevant topics. EPR schemes are developed all around Europe to promote ...
14th-17th June, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
The beautiful city of Belo Horizonte will host this year’s ICLEI World Congress from the 14th to the 17th of June. ICLEI is made of local government members dedicated to sustainable development. The four day event will be attended by Mayors from over 1200 cities, towns and counties worldwide. Among those attending will be a representative ...
19th - 20th June 2012, Paris, France
In 2009 the Life+ project launched the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) which is in its third and final year. The aim of the week is to educate people on waste prevention techniques that can be adapted at home, school, work etc. This year’s International EWWR Conference in Paris will mark the end ...
9th-10th October, Manchester, UK
Manchester will host the Sixth European Water and Waste Water Conference this October in The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club. The event will last two days and will present 50 technical papers examining the problems and solutions in managing modern waste water treatment facilities. The event will focus on state-of-the-art and cutting edge technology and practices.
The key ...
25th September, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin will promote the European Green Capital Award when the city hosts the second Smart Cities Conference in September. The conference will examine how Irish cities and regions can join the ranks of Europe’s most economically successful and sustainable cities. The Conference will take place at the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin City on the 25th of ...
24 May 2012, Brussels, Belgium
On Thursday, the 24th of May, between 14.30 and 16.00, representatives from the current European Green Capital, Vitoria-Gasteiz, from the 2011 capital, Hamburg and also from the Committee of the Regions will showcase integrated and sustainable water management, including local actions that link water management and energy efficiency. The discussion will focus on cities that are ...
29 June 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
On the 29th of June, one of the 3 shortlisted cities will be crowned the 2014 European Green Capital. The ceremony will take place in the beautiful Palacio Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gateiz, Spain, the European Green Capital for this year. The shortlisted cities are Bristol, Copenhagen and ...
22 – 25 May 2012, Brussels, Belgium
From the 22nd to the 25th of May Brussels will host the biggest annual conference on European environmental policy. The conference, now in its 12th year, will focus around the theme of water.
Under the slogan “Every drop Counts” the conference will discuss the topic of water through exhibitions, talks and lectures; altogether over 40 ...
21 May 2012, Brussels, Belgium
By 2050 more than 70% of the global population will live in cities. They are more economically productive and have a lower environmental footprint per capita than the average for their country. But cities are also struggling with climate change, changes in population and demographics, congestion, healthcare and pressure on key resources. To succeed in the ...
9& 10 May 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Hamburg, Frankfurt ... A dozen cities in Latin America and Europe meet from 9 to May 10 in Vitoria-Gasteiz to show that the commitment to sustainability in urban areas is not only possible, but may become the key to economic development.
31 May 2012, Hamburg, Germany
The 8th Hamburg European Green Capital Dialogue will present the result of the other seven dialogues that took place during Hamburg’s year as European Green Capital in 2011. The event will also give an outlook of projects that will be undertaken in Hamburg after their year as European Green Capital. The main focus of the event ...
08 May 2012, Dublin, Ireland
The ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards is Ireland’s biggest celebration of youth-led ECO-Action. With over 60 projects on display and over 600 young people present to represent their groups the Showcase & Awards Ceremony will be an energetic celebration of young peoples work in environmental protection, sustainable development and active citizenship.
25-26 October 2012, Freiburg, Germany
Share, explore and exchange on how smart grids can be shaped in European cities and towns, optimising local and regional renewable energy sources. Find smart solutions to ensure energy security, stabilise prices and local jobs, supporting local sustainable development. Implement the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to work on the development of a low-carbon ...
14-16th May 2012, Dublin Ireland
Water and energy are critical for our current society and will be of increasing importance in the future. Climate change is forcing us to reassess our energy usage and will have real and substantial impacts on the water cycle. Solving the interlinked challenges of water, climate and energy in a sustainable manner is one of the ...
25-26 April 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The importance of Eco-Innovation is paramount to a sustainable future, and is something that the European Green capital looks at, as part of the 12 environmental indicators on which applicant cities are assessed.
For more information on the environmental indicators for the European Green Capital Award click here
Vitoria-Gasteiz, the 2012 European Green Capital, has ...
22 May 2012, Worldwide
The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Events celebrating IBD take place Worldwide and this is its 11th year. The theme for this year is Marine Biodiversity.
Designation of IDB 2012 on the theme of marine ecosystems provides Parties to the Convention on Biological ...
22 June 2012, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
More than 100 presidents and prime ministers, along with thousands of parliamentarians, mayors, UN officials, CEOs, NGO leaders, academics and representatives from many other groups will come together in Rio for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). The Conference will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 in Rio de ...
23-27 June 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
The theme of this year's edition is "Sharing environmental information, sharing innovation". The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is, therefore, to look at how innovations in these three areas of Governance, Content, and Technologies have further shaped the landscape of sharing environmental information. The technical program will feature keynote addresses, workshops, and panels, in addition ...
17-18 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium
The conference will bring together communication managers and senior experts of local, regional, national and European authorities to share their strategic insights and practical experiences in actual communication challenges.
The ambition of EuroPCom is to improve public sector communication by
sharing best practices among public communicators of major European, national, regional and local institutions, about themes such as ...
22-23 March 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
Over 300 mayors and presidents of regions will undertake to promote a model of sustainable urban development that will help put the European Union in the forefront of the fight against the effects of climate change.
Under the title The European urban fabric of the twenty-first century, the Fifth Summit of Europe's Cities and Regions, organised by ...
16 – 22 September 2012
Do you have any ideas on how to reduce the emissions from Car transport? Has your town or city put in place any innovative ideas on how to make transport more sustainable? Well European Mobility Week (EMW) could be your opportunity to get involved or get ideas on innovative ways to improve transport in your city!
28-29 March 2012, Haninge, Sweden
Every year the municipality of Haninge in Sweden arranges an Environment and Climate Day. This year the day serves to create inspiration and ideas around proactive action for the environment in the week before the world renowned Earth Hour. On the 28th of March 2012 Haninge's Environment and Climate Day will play host to a range ...
19-21 March 2012, Taipei, Taiwan
The European Green Capital secretariat has been asked to participate in a round-table symposium of Eco-city planning and governance strategies in Taiwan. The Symposium is being organised by the Department of Urban and Housing Development of the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), as part of their Eco-City project. It intends to investigate and analyze ...
18-22 June 2012, Brussels, Belgium
EU Sustainable Energy Week showcases activities dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. It is designed to spread best practices, inspire new ideas and build alliances to help meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. The aim is to form a bigger picture out of multiple individual efforts to motivate change through a varied programme ...
22 March 2012, Worldwide
International World Water Day is held annually on the 22nd of March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by ...
16 February 2012, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission's recently published proposals for new Regulations in the field of Regional Policy put a strong emphasis on integrated urban development, with a number of important suggestions to ensure that cities play their full role in driving growth in the EU. A key element in these proposals is the Commission's intention to seek a ...
14-18 June 2012, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The ICLEI World Congress 2012 will deal with the pressing issues facing local governments and urban areas in this unpredictable era of change. The Congress will bring together ICLEI members, local authorities, global strategists, academics and NGO’s. Participants will learn from inspirational speakers and real-life city cases about cutting-edge integrated solutions to the challenges ...
15-16 March 2012, Brussels, Belgium
The third Human Cities Festival will take place in Brussels from 15 until 30 March 2012. The Festival will begin holding the International Symposium under the theme of “Civil society reclaims public space” on the 15th and 16th March at the Royal Library of Brussels with contributors from independent research groups, networks or institutions from all ...
31 March 2012, Worldwide
At 8.30pm local time on Saturday 31 March, Earth Hour 2012 will see hundreds of millions of people around the world cross borders of race, religion, culture, geography and society to unite in a single moment of contemplation for the planet and celebration of their year-round commitment to protect it.
Now in its sixth ...
12-15 May 2012, Bonn, Germany
This is the 3rd Resilient Cities Word Congress is taking place between the 12-15 May, in Bonn, Germany. The focus of this year’s congress is on urban resilience and adaptation.
While cities make efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and increase urban energy-efficiency, they are at the same time vulnerable. Climate change is already leading to ...
20-21 March 2012, Bremen, Germany
On 20-21 March 2012, the final CARE-North conference will take place in Bremen, Germany, presenting innovative carbon reduction strategies for urban and regional transport. International experts will link the topic to the EU perspective as well as to the Rio+20 process.
The partners of the CARE-North project – Carbon Responsible Transport Strategies for the North SeaArea (www.care-north.eu) ...