Cities

Green roofs in New York City

The New York City Council just approved the Climate Mobilization Act: a #GreenNewDeal4NY to mitigate the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. GHG emissions are a primary cause of climate change. In New York, buildings are responsible of almost three-quarters of all emissions in the city. The “green roofs” measure is part of a…

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Economy & carbon markets

Financing For Sustainable Development Report 2019

The UN Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development has released the fourth edition of the “Financing for Sustainable Development Report”, which provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of sustainable finance in 2019. The report offers recommendations for achieving concrete progress on financing for development, with a focus on the five SDGs under review…

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Ecosystems & biodiversity

IPBES 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

This report – the first ever inter-governmental global assessment on biodiversity – has been prepared by 150 leading experts from 50 countries, with backgrounds from natural and social sciences and the support of other 250 experts collaborating to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Its aim is to inform better policies…

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14th Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics (ASSEE)

The topic of the Summer School is “Model Selection and Averaging in Econometrics” and will be taught by Distinguished Guest Professor Bruce E. Hansen from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 2006 the Department of Economics of the University of Crete is successfully running its Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics. The broader objective of…

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