July 16, 2014
Mahesh Pradhan, the head of UNEP’s Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU) in Nairobi, Kenya, spent last week at CEU as a co-director for the Summer University course titled “Bridging ICTs and Environment – Making Information Talk and Technologies Work.”
July 16, 2014
http://www.origo.hu/kornyezet/20140716-energiahatekonysag-cel-2030-europai-unio-mennyi-legyen-a-nagy-europai-rezsicsokkentes.html - Hungarian news portal origo.hu reports: There is a contradiction between the energy efficiency objectives of the experts of the European Commission and Jean-Claude Juncker, the next President of the EU preparatory body.
July 16, 2014
Esri, one of the leading global geospatial software companies based in Redlands, California, donated over 30 licenses of their latest geographic information systems (GIS) software, ArcGIS 10, for CEU students and faculty.
June 3, 2014
Video of Implications of Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Gas Supply CEU's Energy Policy Research Group hosted a high-level roundtable debate on gas supply security in Central Europe as the crisis in Ukraine escalates and potential supply disruption from Russia appears ever more likely this summer.
May 23, 2014
CEU has been granted accreditation by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) with observer status to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and its subsidiary bodies. Accreditation is the main entry point for major groups and stakeholders into policy dialogue at UNEP and provides an additional avenue for participation in UNEP's policy development work in line with the expert work undertaken up to now by CEU's Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy (ENVS).
May 23, 2014
CEU's Energy Policy Research Group hosted a high-level roundtable debate on gas supply security in Central Europe as the crisis in Ukraine escalates and potential supply disruption from Russia appears ever more likely this summer. The May 20 “United in Diversification? Implications of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Central and Eastern Europe’s Gas Supply” event included government and industry experts and addressed the critical geopolitical issues as well as practical, day-to-day supply strategies.
May 21, 2014
http://nepszava.hu/cikk/1021124-nincs-kozos-energiapolitika/ - Hungarian news portal nepszava.hu reports: Central European countries are at the mercy of their gas providing company, Gazprom, and there can be no change expected until the introduction of a unified European energy policy, citing the CEU roundtable on the implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Central and Eastern Europe’s gas supply, organized by the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Sciences
May 13, 2014
http://energiainfo.hu/cikk/klimavaltozas_meg_nem_keso_cselekedni.31996.html - Hungarian environmental news portal energiainfo.hu reports: According to the third part of the report issued by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming may still be halted below the 2 degrees deemed dangerous by scientists, and there are numerous technologies and other possible mitigation actions available for that.
May 9, 2014
Berkeley Professor Kirk Smith visited CEU to deliver a lecture on “Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Health: Co-benefits and Cross-benefits" on May 5. Smith emphasized that the steps we take have long-term effects.
April 25, 2014
Hungarian economic daily Napi Gazdasag reports: building emissions can be reduced by ninety percent. About one third of the energy in the world is used in this domain. In Hungary, this proportion is even higher: about half of greenhouse gas emission comes from buildings according to Diana Urge-Vorsatz, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. For copyright reasons, the article is available in the daily (Tizedevel csokkentheto az epuletek kibocsajtasa).