New Greek law for the green transition

The status of “Green Transition – Environmental Upgrading of Enterprises” of the new Greek Development Law (known as Hellas 2.0) will include investment projects aimed at protecting the environment, as well as other existing business activities subject to the implementation of expenditures for energy efficiency and environmental protection measures.

Sustainability presentations at Brussels training course

The project Collective Innovation to Fight Climate Change brought together over 20 participants for a week-long training course in Brussels regarding sustainability and climate change in March. Each participant had different experiences, skillsets and concerns and as a result the presentations they shared about what to do about tomorrow’s society was truly fascinating.

Meeting in Brussels for project partners

On 18 March representatives of the EU Erasmus+ project Collective Innovation to Fight Climate Change met at CreaD’s headquarters in Brussels for the third transnational meeting. The seven project partners – EPN Consulting Limited (UK), KISMC (Bulgaria), CEED Bulgaria, IDEC (Greece), CreaD (Belgium), Worldview Impact Foundation (UK) and IASP (Spain) were all in attendance in the Belgian capital. 

Innovative solutions for energy efficiency

To reach the EU’s 2030 green goals, the construction industry needs to undergo massive changes. Currently buildings contribute over 36% of greenhouse emissions as well as 60% of electricity consumption in the EU, with non-residential buildings being particularly problematic due to their high levels of energy intensity. As a result, innovative companies are looking for novel solutions to this problem.

Are electric vehicles the future of urban mobility?

Over the last couple of years we have heard many announcements from some car manufacturers that in the next few years or decade their cars will be equipped with electric engines only. At the same time, a few country governments have proudly stated they will not allow commercialisation of traditional fuel powered vehicles as of 2035 or 2040.

IPCC release climate report with stark warning

The IPCC have published their Climate Change 2021 report, warning that human-induced climate change has affected, is affecting and will continue to affect climate extremes in every region around the globe. Without concrete action global heating will continue to worsen, the report warns, potentially leading to extreme effects.

COP26: Week Two’s most important moments

Throughout COP26, indigenous groups and youth activists have stated that they have had trouble making their voices heard at the main events. Barriers have included high accommodation and transport costs, confusion over Covid-19 testing and a business-as-usual approach from many nations and non-state actors present.