More must be done to end fuel poverty Currently 2.38 million families – that is 10.6% of UK households cannot afford to keep their home warm; this is defined as being in ‘fuel poverty’. More disturbingly, what the government refers to as ‘excess winter deaths’, were estimated at 23,000 in England and Wales [...]
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Accelerate transformation of wellbeing Energy usage per capita of population is the key indicator of socio-economic development. It is impossible to have development or to realise one of the 17 UN Sustainability Goals, which represent the challenges of our times, without energy and energy efficiency. Hence our strategic focus to overcome the barriers [...]
Supporting statement from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health This is a significant and very welcome publication.The CIEH historically has been in the vanguard of national efforts to improve housing stock and tenancy condition, not least through its central role in the development of the housing health and safety rating system, whose methodology [...]
The Forum is hosted by Initiatives of Change The Forum is hosted by Initiatives of Change, an international 3rd Sector community in special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Development Council. People working on leading initiatives to accelerate delivery of UN Sustainable Development Goals come together, connect and engage to support [...]
More than one home every minute will need to be refurbished in the UK between now and 2050 The authors of a report to Parliament say 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required by mid-century. The UK needs to cut carbon emissions by 80% by then - and a third [...]