Energy Efficiency


UNWTO - Transport-related CO2 Emissions of the Tourism Sector

Dec 16, 2019

The number of tourists travelling across borders is expected to reach 1.8 billion a year by 2030, according to the latest UNWTO predictions. This will be alongside a further 15.6 billion domestic tourist arrivals. Such growth will bring many opportunities, including socioeconomic development and job creation. At the same time, however, greenhouse gas emissions linked to tourism-related transport are also rising, challenging the tourism sector’s ambition to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement.


15th EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

Every year in June, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe.

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018


EU Sustainable Energy Week will be back for its 13th edition, from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brussels.  This year’s theme of Europe’s most important conference on energy efficiency and renewables is Energy transition.

Energy Info Days 2017


The Energy Info Days in Brussels on 23-25 October 2017 will present the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by Horizon 2020’s Work Programme 2018-2020.

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Internal Notes

RESponsible Island: Prize for renewables energy in Islands


Title: RESponsible Island - Prize for a renewable geographic energy island

ID Call: Prize-SC3-2019

Deadline: 26/09/2019


Call for Proposals for Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme


Deadlines: For Micro-Scale Projects: 27th of December 2018. For Small-Scale Projects, and Medium-Scale Projects: 10th of January 2019

Theme of the Call for proposals: Delivering on sustainable low-carbon lifestyles - Mainstreaming Low-Carbon Sustainable Lifestyles through innovative initiatives or upscaling of successful high-impact initiatives

Guidelines here


EU Green Week 2018: Call for proposals for hosting Opening or Closing event


The call for proposals for hosting the official Opening event or the official Closing event for EU Green Week 2018 has been published.

This year the Green Week will focus on the theme: "Green Cities for a Greener Future".

The deadline for submission is 3 November 2017 at 17:00 (Brussels time). Please see the attachment for further details.


NECSTouR and South Limburg presented their 6 A's for a Sustainable Tourism at the European Tourism Forum 2017

Oct 20, 2017


Area, Access, Accommodation, Attractions, Awareness and Activation are the six A's for the energy efficiency, protection of natural resources and environmentally friendly measures towards a more Sustainable Tourism which Ms Anya Niewierra - Director of South Limburg Tourism Board - presented at the 16th European Forum in Tallin.

Per each of that six A's Ms Niewierra presented some good practices from South Limburg (in the Netherlands) and other NECSTouR member Regions.