Conference

EU Energy Poverty Observatory: Annual Conference

The main topic of the annual, online conference of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory was the challenges on indoor cooling in the scope of energy poverty. The focus of the discussion was more on the southern part of Europe where energy poverty is connected with rather summer months and extreme heatwaves and resulting inability of people to keep their homes cooled. However, discussed were relevant topics also for Central and Eastern part of Europe for which winter energy poverty is more characteristic.

World Urban Forum 2020: Innovative management of multi-apartment high rise housing

Susana Rojas Williams, HFHI - EMEA Director of Housing and Human Settlements Department, was at WUF10 to speak about the success of REELIH project. UNECE was kind enough to invite HFHI to speak at their training event called Innovative management of multi-apartment high rise housing: Localizing Sustainable Development Goals 7 & 11 and New Urban Agenda through housing strategies.

Defining Energy Poverty in Eastern Europe: report from a workshop in Budapest

On November 25th and 26th, 2019 Centre for Social Sciences Institute of Sociology (TKSZI) in Budapest, Hungary hosted a two day International Conference and Workshop on energy poverty under title ENERGY POVERTY: From Household Problems to Climate Crisis. On this occasion, Habitat for Humanity International presented learnings from REELIH project of HFHI and USAID related to energy poverty. REELIH project was not originally designed to address energy poverty in the region. However over the course of implementing the project it was inevitable to start thinking about energy poverty.

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.