Tendencias y Estudios / Convergencia y sostenibilidad

Upscaling urban residential retrofit for the EU's low carbon future: Challenges and opportunities


With respect to the EU climate and energy goals, a major challenge for cities lies within retrofitting the existing urban building stock. Accordingly, many EU funded projects have a focus on (residential) building retrofit and experiment with new techniques and operational procedures, financing schemes, end user engagement strategies and governance process setups. These have led to a wealth of experiences and replicable successes that deserve to be maximally disseminated.

Synthesis report on how developing countries are addressing hazards, focusing on relevant lessons learned and good practices

This report identifies actions, within and taken by developing countries, in response to climate hazards that lead to enhancement of adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience, and a reduction in vulnerability.

Sustainable Urban Mobility in the EU: No substantial improvement is possible without Member States’

Sustainable Urban Mobility is one of the main challenges facing cities in the EU and a matter of concern for many citizens. Road transport is one of the main causes of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas, and the costs of congestion. to society are around €270 billion a year.

Future of Money

Do you still carry cash? Predictions say cash will disappear by around 2030. Our Future of Money special report, published in The Times, explores how currencies and payments are changing from businesses to individuals. It looks at why closed-loop payments might be good for customer loyalty and consumers, but cutting out banks might not be for the best.

Taxonomy: Final report of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

The final report on EU taxonomy, developed by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance, contains recommendations relating to the overarching design of the Taxonomy, as well as guidance on how companies and financial institutions can make disclosures using the taxonomy.

Environmental Risk Outlook 2020

2020 was supposed to be a transformational year for the environment. The end date of a raft of corporate sustainability goals, the year when the curtain falls on Kyoto, and the Paris Agreement officially kicks into gear. But now we’re here, it’s clear business and governments are falling short of what needs to be achieved. Over the last 12 months alone, we’ve seen the Amazon and huge swathes of Australia on fire, Typhoon Idai claim more than 900 lives in southern Africa, while record temperatures became the new norm around the world.

Emprendimientos de base científico-tecnológica en América Latina: Importancia, desafíos y recomendaciones para el futuro

¿Qué se puede hacer para acelerar la creación de emprendimientos de base científico-tecnológica (ECT) en América Latina y el Caribe? Su creación es fundamental para evitar que la región no se quede aún más rezagada en un mundo que se está transformando vertiginosamente con la profundización del cambio tecnológico y la irrupción de nuevos modelos de innovación.

Outlook for biogas and biomethane: Prospects for organic growth

This report provides estimates of the sustainable potential for biogas and biomethane supply, based on a detailed assessment of feedstock availability and production costs across all regions of the world. These form the basis on an outlook for biogas and biomethane supply and demand up to 2040, based on the scenarios presented in the annual World Energy Outlook.

Innovating to Net Zero

A new report by Energy Systems Catapult has found Net Zero by 2050 is possible if the UK supports innovation and scale-up across three essential areas – Low Carbon Technology, Land Use and Lifestyle.