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Energy efficiency decreasing energy poverty rates-the Council of Europe Development Bank findings

CEB found out that energy poverty rates are highest in Southern and Central-Eastern European countries but the problem still stays European-wide. Overall, CEB study claims that there is an estimation of 30 million people living in energy poverty in Europe.The study claims that main causes of energy poverty stem from low income, poor quality homes and energy inefficient appliances. The high rates of energy poverty correlate with higher at-risk-of-poverty rates, food poverty (inability to afford basic food staples) and higher rates of self-reported health issues.

Energy poverty conference and workshop in Budapest: From household problems to climate crisis

Centre for Social Sciences Institute of Sociology in Budapest, Hungary will host a two day International Conference and Workshop on November 25th and 26th, 2019 named Energy poverty: From Household Problems to Climate Crisis. This event will talk about good practices and experiences around defining and measuring energy poverty in Europe with a special focus on Central Eastern Europe and then trying to define energy poverty in the Hungarian context.

Energy Poverty Days in Brussels organized by Social Innovation to Tackle Energy Poverty

Energy Poverty Days are organized by an initiative called Social Innovation to Tackle Energy Poverty. The Energy Poverty Days will be a two day conference. Day one is dedicated to a discussion of cross-sectoral perspectives on tackling energy poverty. The second day is reserved for finalists' presentations of smart solutions in their project in front of international jury who will choose the winning project for each of the five country. Most successful and winning projects will be awarded with additional grant for further development.

HFHI presenting learnings from REELIH at Sustainable Cities Week in Geneva

During the first week of October 2019, annual UNECE's Sustainable Cities Week took place in Geneva. In the name of "Affordable housing and urban infrastructure for all groups of the population", the discussions of the week were held about the progress and challenges related to the implementation of recent international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing.

June Energy Week in Brussels

This week, being it on purpose or not, Brussels is hosting not one, but several energy-related events that our representatives from Habitat for Humanity International are attending, too. Experts, stakeholders and activists from all around Europe will meet in one city to discuss the challenges of global warming and ensuring energy security for better future for all.

Peter Robl: Forgotten human misery of our neglected buildings

The crumbling legacy of misguided 20th century housing policies casts a towering shadow over every major town in the Visegrád Four. Town after town. City after city. Country after country. Despite the economic growth observed in many CEE countries during the last decade, the vast majority of residential buildings in this part of Europe is in desperate need of renovation.