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Conference and award ceremony of low carbon economy, 24th May, 2017, Budapest
A conference about transition to low carbon economy was organised by KÖVET Association together with an awards ceremony where the most efficient organisations were rewarded in an annually organized environmental programme of the association. The event was focused on the possibilities and challenges of the non ETS organisations to reduce their environmental impact, especially carbon footprint.
The Clim’Foot project was presented by Lorant Riesz from HOI in details. In order to facilitate the low carbon economy through the rethinking of the processes of an organisation, the methodology, the Hungarian and European emission factor database and the experience regarding the voluntary programme had been presented. Balázs Mátai from HOI was presented the possibilities and challenges to identify efficient mitigation actions and introduced the French initiative, the ACT Programme.
National Sustainable Development Day in Hungary, 25th May 2017, Budapest
"Adaptation and well-being, rethinking of urban development”
An international scientific conference was organised for the second time by the National University of Public Service to discuss topical questions of natural and social sciences in the context of resilience and adaptation to climate change especially in urban ecosystems due to the fact that as a result of the urbanisation we’re facing not only environmental and technical challenges but also social and economic problems. The majority of the solutions and answers will be originated from cities.
In the first part of the conference three famous professors presented the context between water, meteorological changes, urban development and social impacts. After the plenary meeting 7 different sections were organised regarding sustainable cities, urban water management, SDGs, food safety, urban ecosystems, economy and urban centres as hubs for deep drawdown.
The CFO and the Clim’Foot project were presented by Lorant Riesz from HOI. The presentation was divided into two major parts: one was about the reason why carbon footprinting is necessary for non ETS organisations and the other was about the method of CFO and the results of the project.
The LIFE Clim’foot project was presented by Ms Stavroula Papagianni in the launching event of the LIFE URBANPROOF, Climate proofing urban municipalities project. The event took place in the Municipality of Peristeri on the 3rd April 2017. Attached is the invitation and programme of the workshop.
For more information on the LIFE URBANPROF project, visit the following link: http://urbanproof.eu/en/
Climate change and awareness rising
A LIFE Climate policy training was organized by the LIFE Climate Policy Department of the National Ministry of Development concerning climate change and awareness rising on 16th February, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. The organizers wanted to highlight the importance of climate awareness rising and to give information about the existing Climate Governance and Information, GIC project opportunities.
Beyond the basic information of the LIFE Programme national and foreign successful LIFE projects were presented, one by Magda Zadrag, a Polish project regarding implementation of sustainable development based on socially responsible transformation coordinated by WWF and the international Clim’Foot project by Lorant Riesz concerning the carbon footrprinting possibilities of organisations, the ongoing activities and the further objectives and plans.
For more info visit the following link (only in Hungarian):
In late September 2014, ADEME published a method for quantifying the impact of action to reduce GHG emissions. The method can be applied by all types of organisations : companies, local authorities, associations.
Last year, ADEME organised a road-test with over twenty volunteer organisations. The objective was threefold :
- illustrate use of the method in specific real cases;
- assess the GHG Impact of actions in their own context;
- share the feedback to provide current and future users with a better understanding of the method through examples.
We invite you to discover the summary of the results trought this compilation :
A LIFE information conference has been organized the 14th of June by the Hungarian Development Center to provide up-to date information related to LIFE Programme for potential beneficiaries. In the first part of the event, experts from Ministry of National Development presented the general rules of the programme and shared the know-how what is the key for a successful application. Clim'Foot project has been presented during this conference as a successful Hungarian LIFE project, currently the only in Climate Governance and Information subprogramme in Hungary by Lorant Riesz from Herman Otto Institute.
Clim'Foot LIFE project has been presented during the Congress "Life Cycle Thinking, sostenibilità, ed Economia Circolare" held in Ravenna the 23 and 24 of June. It was the 10th Conference of the Italian Network on LCA.
An international scientific conference has been organised the 26th of May by the National University of Public Service to discuss topical questions of natural and social sciences in the context of resilience and adaptation to climate change. The objective of the conference was to evaluate the impacts of COP21, held in Paris in 2015, and the opportunities of the forthcoming COP22 in Marrakesh. The Clim'Foot project has been presented during this conference.
In the framework of 7th Zagreb Energy Week 2016 “Development we don’t want stop, but pollution we can!” on 11th May 2016 in Zagreb, EIHP’s presented the LIFE Clim’Foot project. The event was organised by the City of Zagreb and its Office for Energy, Environmental Protection and Sustainable.
The French Ministry of environment, energy and the sea and the Ministry of housing and sustainable habitat organized a briefing on the European LIFE programme the 11th of April 2016 at La Défense. The objective was to present the LIFE programme and the different types of funding available, to expose the assistance service proposed by the Ministry and to share feedbacks concerning the submission of proposals. ADEME has made a presentation of Clim’Foot and has given a feedback concerning the project submission.
For more information:http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Retour-sur-la-journee-d.html