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What are people willing to give up to fight climate change? Polish citizens are at the forefront

The latest EIB Climate Survey focused on how people intend to fight climate change in 2021, what they are willing to give up and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their travel habits.

Beyond 9 to 5: saving the environment by working from home?

After a year of continuous lockdowns, many believe that we should change our past working patterns. Teleworking has overarching implications on many fields of our lives, from digitalisation to sustainability.

A hundred efficient solutions to reverse global warming

Not only one book, but a hundred efficient solutions to stop the climate catastrophe. The New York Times bestseller edited by Paul Hawken, Drawdown, offers many ways to save our planet. And avoiding food waste is only one of them.

Can you afford to heat your home?

According to Eurostat, 6.9% of the EU population, more than 30 million people cannot afford to heat their homes. Energy poverty is still a widespread problem and national schemes should address the essence of the problem by reducing energy costs, improving thermal comfort and better indoor air quality.

Energy: driving politics and economy in the past and in the future

Geopolitics has always been intertwined with energy. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin explained it clearly in his latest book "The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations".

Overnight-trains make a comeback in Europe as an eco-friendly alternative of flying

The charm of an overnight train journey is unparalleled. The reinvented night-train service could be an alternative for budget airlines allowing travellers to opt for more environmentally-friendly mobility.

Lighting LEDs, lighting LEDs, lighting all the way

The most wonderful time of the year is the perfect time for saving energy. In this festive period, many people light their homes and gardens 24/7: a huge waste of energy, without mentioning the electricity bills coming in January.

The existing link between gender inequality and climate change

Gender inequalities are reflected in differential vulnerability and exposure to the hazards posed by climate change and addressing them is key to increase the adaptive capacities of societies.

Food for thought: how should we rethink our food system

The pandemic should be a warning sign that we need to rethink and transform the global food supply chains to become more resilient, but also more sustainable.

Petrol Group behind the first energy self-sufficient community in Slovenia

Petrol received the Best Energy Efficiency Project Award for a project that created the first energy self-sufficient community in Slovenia: the idyllic village of Luče.

Lotos to develop eco-asphalt with Gdańsk University of Technology

LOTOS Asfalt in cooperation with the Gdańsk University of Technology undertook to develop innovative eco-asphalt for Polish roads that will significantly contribute to the reduction of air pollution in the area of the road lane.

Sustainable hospitality: eco-friendly designs from the Nordics to Central Eruope

It might sound futuristic, but the Svart Hotel will be not just an attractive destination because of its magnificent environment, but it will exceed the highest standards of sustainability. The concept of sustainable hospitality is spreading to the CEE region as well.

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