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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.

Financing the future of buildings in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe: a new study by BPIE

The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) published the analysis of the funding streams directed to energy efficiency in buildings in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe (CESEE). The analysis revealed that less than 3% of the funds that could be used to support energy efficiency investments in the region is dedicated to upgrading buildings.

Launch of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV)

The creation of an EU Energy Poverty Observatory is part of the Commission's efforts to address energy poverty across EU countries. The Observatory aims to provide a user-friendly and open-access resource that will promote public engagement on the issue of energy poverty, disseminate information and good practice, facilitate knowledge sharing among stakeholders, as well as support informed decision making at local, national and EU level.

Save the date: C4E Forum 2018

C4E forum is a half-week interactive programme combining practical sessions, creative workshops and evening plenaries with high-level speakers and informal networking opportunities. Professionals and those interested in energy efficiency in buildings from government, industry, NGOs, think-tanks, financial institutions, etc. from across the CEE region all in one place.