LISD has been chosen by the United Nations Center for Rgional Development (UNCRD) in Nagoya, Japan, to co-organize a daylong event on the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Transport, held at the beginning of the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia (EST 12), 28-31 October 2019 in Hanoi. For this special event LISD and its director Peter Droege will contribute a keynote paper and guide the programming, with and on behalf of UNCRD. Peter Droege will also present on the topic of Renewable Transport Systems for Cities and Communities.
EST 12 will be jointly held by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Hanoi People’s Committee, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).
New LISD Publication: Urban Energy Transition – Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions, 2nd Edition
Urban Energy Transition, 2nd edition, is the definitive science and practice-based compendium of energy transformations in the global urban system. This volume is a timely and rich resource for all, as citizens, companies and their communities, from remote villages to megacities and metropolitan regions, rapidly move away from fossil fuel and nuclear power, to renewable energy as civic infrastructure investment, source of revenue and prosperity, and existential resilience strategy.
“An excellent and timely resource for practice, policy, teaching and research. This a fresh and sweeping, rigorously scientific and yet extraordinarily applied and practical look at a rising global phenomenon: renewable energy for cities and regions. Beautifully illustrated in full colour, this instills great optimism for this rapidly urbanizing planet, still all too dependent of fossil fuel, and therefore precariously slipping towards climate calamity.“ Elsevier Verified Reviewer.
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17 November 2018. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Peter Droege will chair this year’s 2018 European Solar Prize ceremony.
Since 1994 EUROSOLAR has recognized outstanding commitment in the field of renewable energy with the annual European Solar Prize. Ground-breaking projects and initiatives from all sectors of society are selected with the purpose of making pioneers and innovators the focus of public awareness and of giving fresh impetus to an energy turnaround that is decentralized and based on renewables.
Having previously been held in Prague, Barcelona and Vienna, this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize will be awarded in EUROSOLAR’S hometown of Bonn – within the framework of the 30th anniversary of EUROSOLAR and the associated annual partnership with the city of Bonn.
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3 December 2018. Intercontinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Peter Droege will be part of a business panel discussing issues related to the large-scale projects in Germany and South-Europe, focusing on the topics:
*Infrastructure and transportation,
*Prospects for renewable energy sources, and
*The energy landscape in SE Europe and east Mediterranean.
The discussion will take place amongst a series of panels as part of The Economist Events in co-operation with the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) and the valuable support of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).
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CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) National Forum: The Renewable City – How Perth is Doing with the CRC’s Help?
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31 October 2018. St George’s Terrace, Perth, Australia
Prof. Peter Droege will set out the global context on how rapidly the world is moving towards low carbon living. In collaboration with CUSP researchers, the Forum will also present the city of Perth’s efforts in demonstrating real leadership in the next economy.
Demonstrated through single houses, medium density precincts, local governments, industrial precincts, schools and university campuses, the CRCLCL’s research has grown into national studies and international projects as Perth‘s low carbon innovations have been recognized.
This National Forum will celebrate the latest research accomplished through the CRCLCL and Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and their national partnerships.
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2 Oct 2018 – 5 Oct 2018. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Prof. Peter Droege speaks on the topic of the role of urban design and strategic planning in sustainable urban and regional transit.
This event was co-organized by the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, the Ministry of Road and Transport Development, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and Municipality of Ulaanbaatar of the Government of Mongolia; Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan (MOE-Japan); the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP); and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) of the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG)/UN DESA under the overall theme of ” Sustainable Urban Design and Development ~ Role of EST “.
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30 years of EUROSOLAR – European symposium and parlamentarian evening: A Europe of Renewable Energies
27 September 2018. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany
Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR President, chaired the European symposium and parlamentarian evening: A Europe of Renewable Energies. The focus was on the positions and the cooperation of the European member states in the course of the energy transition and the overcoming of the dependence on coal, oil and gas in order to finance a solar Europe and to finally turn away from the nuclear industry.
Impulses from the EUROSOLAR sections and a parliamentary discussion forum were to used for in-depth and practical discussions. The day was rounded off with a joint evening reception and good entertainment. The comprehensive daily programme was available here.
The event was supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and was interpreted in German and English.
Prof. Peter Droege speaks at the presentation of the 2018 World Nuclear Industry Status Report, with discussion at the Berlin Öko-Institut on 26 September 2018.
Since 1992, the World Nuclear Industry Report has been documenting the global development of nuclear power as a source of energy. This year’s report was written by the independent renowned energy and nuclear energy expert Mycle Schneider. It was produced with the support of the MacArthur Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Heinrich Böll Foundation in France. The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, the Zukunftserbe Foundation, the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), and the Swiss Energy Foundation are also among the project’s sponsors.
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