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BASF and RWE plan to cooperate on new technologies for climate protection
06/02/202106/02/2021
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BASF and RWE plan to cooperate on new technologies for climate protection

BASF and RWE plan to cooperate on new technologies for climate protection. Green electricity and innovative production technologies could make the Ludwigshafen chemical site a lighthouse for climate protection in the chemical industry Additional offshore wind farm with a capacity of 2 GW would provide BASF with green electricity for CO2-free production processes from 2030...

Green Deal: the zero pollution action plan has been presented
05/21/202105/21/2021
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Green Deal: the zero pollution action plan has been presented

On May 12, 2021, the EU Commission presented its zero pollution action plan for air, water and soil as part of the European Green Deal. According to this, an environment free of pollutants – up to a certain extent – should be achieved by 2050. To this end, the plan defines various interim goals in...

Exercise and urban gyms: the solution for staying fit in cities
04/05/202104/05/2021
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Exercise and urban gyms: the solution for staying fit in cities

HOW TO GET FIT IN THE CITY It was not until recent decades that cities adapted in order to integrate sport into the public arena. The cities of today aspire to increase the health of the population as a public service. In this context, urban gyms have reemerged. They represent a network of infrastructures that...

Desirable streets
03/12/202103/12/2021
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Desirable streets

What makes a street desirable? Where do people prefer to walk and why? Over the past year, the pandemic forced dramatic changes in our cities, especially when it comes to outdoor public places. Because of restrictions, there was less traffic on busy streets, showing us a different reality, of car-free towns and cities. Instead of...

The German consortium Power4remote is looking for local partners to implement an electrification project
03/05/202103/05/2021
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The German consortium Power4remote is looking for local partners to implement an electrification project

Through a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi), AHK Romania initiated in 2019 the formation of a consortium of German companies to find, together with Romanian companies and interested local authorities, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly technical solutions to bring electricity to the remote villages from Apuseni and not only....

Private sector resilience in Romania – World Bank survey
02/19/202103/05/2021
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Private sector resilience in Romania – World Bank survey

One of the components of the Bucharest Urban Development Program focuses on Seismic Risk Reduction. As part of this, the Disaster Risk Management team is developing a series of technical recommendations on disaster resilience and disaster risk management, which the authorities could consider in the coming years. One of the aspects of disaster resilience that...

The 15-minute city – between ideal and real
02/17/202102/18/2021
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The 15-minute city – between ideal and real

The 15-minute city is becoming a common term in urban planning circles, but also in political ones. A recent example is Paris, where „15-minute city” was one of the slogans of Mayor Anne Hidalgo in the re-election campaign. She then promised an ecological transformation of Paris, in which citizens depend as little as possible on...

Start of the project “Smart – Green – Circular Buzau”
02/12/202102/12/2021
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Start of the project “Smart – Green – Circular Buzau”

On Thursday, 11.02.2021, the first phase of the “Smart – Green – Circular Buzau” project began. During the meeting, the partners – Buzau City Hall on one hand, Goduni International and AHK Romania on the other defined the objectives and the milestones for the successful implementation of a sustainable concept of city development. This online...

EU’s “Green Deal” is now becoming concrete for companies
02/02/202102/02/2021
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EU’s “Green Deal” is now becoming concrete for companies

By 2030, the EU wants to achieve far more CO₂ savings than the previously targeted 40 percent CO₂ savings compared to 1990 – the member states and the European Parliament agreed on this at the end of 2020. After all, the “Green Deal” envisages that in 2050 the EU should be the world’s first climate-neutral...

DIHK study – Packaging management in European countries
01/25/202101/25/2021
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DIHK study – Packaging management in European countries

The DIHK – the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce realized an overview of the management and disposal of packaging and packaging waste in every European country. The amended EU Packaging Directive ((EU) 2018/852), which came into force on July 4, 2018, has led to numerous changes to the national legislation of the...