LISD is co-organising this year’s Sustainable Transport event of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD / Intergovernmental 12th Regional Environmental Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia). It will take place on October 28, 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
As Special Advisor to the Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report (REC-GSR), Peter Droege welcomes the first Preliminary Findings that has just been released.
The REC-GSR will map out the current trends and developments of renewable energy in cities. The report series aims to accelerate transformations to renewables in cities, support city commitments and inspire innovation in policy, financing and technology development. The preliminary findings serve as the basis for the first full report, to be released in September 2019.
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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Professor Peter Droege is invited to speak at the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems Conference and associated events 22-25 May 2018 at the Nordic Clean Energy Week in Malmø, Sweden. ERA-Net SES is the joint programming platform of countries and regions in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Key Action 4, “Increasing the resilience and security of the energy system”, jointly conducted with the European Commission. Theme is From Local Trials towards a European Knowledge Community. Professor Droege will represent EUROSOLAR.
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James Rosenwax of AECOM chats with award winning author, international urban sustainability expert Professor Peter Droege about renewable energy technology advancements and Sydney’s path and progress to energy neutrality. Discussion also focuses on low carbon vs carbon neutrality and the dirty truth about fossil fuels.