climate change

Project status: 
Completed
Duration: 
Dec, 2010 - Apr, 2012
The goal of the research project is to gauge the net employment impacts of a large-scale, deep building energy-efficiency renovation program in Poland, in the understanding that the low employment rate of the Polish economy makes this a key entry point for decision-making. Therefore, employment impacts strongly correlate with the dynamics of the investments flowing towards building energy retrofits. The study was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration: 
Sep, 2011 - May, 2012
The project constructs and finalizes energy and GHG emission scenarios that estimate the contribution the building sector can make to ambitious climate change mitigation goals. The scenarios focus on heating, cooling and hot water. The scenarios are based on the CEU 3CSEP’s earlier building energy scenario work for the IPCC, the Global Energy Assessment and the UNEP SBCI.

3CSEP at Copenhagen summit

Amidst political decision-makers and leading scientist from around the world, 3CSEP director Diana Ürge-Vorsatz and two junior researchers are present at the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen. On December 11, 2009, Prof. Ürge-Vorsatz contributed to "Construction Counts for Climate", a COP15 side event on low carbon policies for buildings and construction - a sector offering huge potential for carbon mitigation, given that almost 40 percent of all energy is consumed in buildings.

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