CSW66 invitation letter for NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

WOBO as part of its UN links was pleased to receive notice of the upcoming event. Dear ECOSOC-accredited NGOs, You are invited to participate in the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) which is scheduled to be held from 14-25...

Global resource use hit record high in 2021, despite pandemic slowdown

WOBO – resources, think before we use! A record 101.4 billion tonnes of virgin raw materials were used globally last year, with nations and corporates failing to cut resource use and improve reuse and recycling at the rate demanded by climate science. That is a...

Texas Geothermal Energy Alliance Launches

Collaboration and cooperation reflects a key move forward. The newly-organized Texas Geothermal Energy Alliance (TxGEA), a Texas-led advocacy group created to advance geothermal energy in Texas, has officially launched operations. TxGEA is a broad and interdisciplinary group of entities engaged in geothermal resource exploration, well drilling,...

WUF11: Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future

As part of our link with UN-Habitat, explore this global opportunity. UN-Habitat are pleased to promote the World Urban Forum 11 Newsletter, Vol 5 and we would encourage you to take a look and consider registration. Register here...

UK: Government plans to make industry pay for cladding crisis

WOBO thanks Workplace DNA for the Grenfell update. The Government has announced that it has reset its approach to building safety with a new plan to protect leaseholders and make wealthy developers and companies pay to fix the cladding crisis. Secretary of State for Levelling...

Remote virtual inspection prospects for energy groups

WOBO recognises value of “virtual inspections”. The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) and Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) released a report on the current use of remote virtual inspection (RVI) and its challenges and opportunities. The report — supported by funding from the U.S. Department...

International Code Council and IBQC announce the release of Good Practice Inspector Guidelines

WOBO recognises the need for “location effective” site inspection regimes. Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council and the International Building Quality Centre (IBQC) announced the release of the latest in a series of good practice building regulation documents published by the IBQC. The document, Good...

UK: Scrap apprenticeship levy to get more people into green building jobs, Lords urge Government

Green moves – green money! The House of Lords’ Built Environment Committee is warning the UK Government that its approach to housebuilding is out of kilter with national commitments on levelling up and the environment, and that key ambitions won’t be realised without better support...

UK: Net Zero & the Environment Act and the Practical Implications

Net Zero concept and reality. Do you know how Net Zero will impact your organisation? What does the Environment Act 2021 mean for you? And what do you need to do to prepare for this “ground-breaking” legislation? Join us for our next informative webinar exploring Net...

Australia: ARENA Announces $40 Million Funding Round to Drive Ultra Low Cost Solar

Australian Government committed to energy research. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has  announced up to $40 million in funding to support research and development that aims to support the achievement of the Government’s ultra low cost solar stretch...

©2022 All Rights Reserved World Organization of Building Officials.

MENU