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Develop a certification/accreditation scheme for engineers and architects: On the basis of the sustainable construction planning guide, discussed above, a certification / accreditation scheme could be institute to verify the training and credentials of engineers and architects in relation to sustainable construction best practices. Thus, professionals who wish to respond to the increasing public demand for sustainable construction services will have a strong motive to seek ongoing training in order to achieve certification. 3.5.3 Urban-level pilot projects Sustainable construction is not just a matter of individually sustainable buildings, but also a matter of local communities that function as healthy and resilient ecosystems. A first step for achieving progress at the level of local communities is by taking the example of a local community and treating it as a pilot project for sustainable construction. If used strategically, such an approach could also hold symbolic value in terms of bringing the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities closer to each other. Specifically, the following pilot projects are proposed 313. 313 Such projects may fit under the mandate of UNDP-ACT’s Participatory Development Project.
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SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR CYPRUS 75 314 In this context, part of the agreement on Varosha could be that it will join the EU Smart Cities initiative, as instituted by the EU’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan. Revising the Nicosia Master Plan: Already, the Nicosia Master Plan supports in theory the principles of sustainability, but there are very few specific elements in this regard. It is proposed that the two municipalities should work to revise the Master Plan in line with sustainability and sustainable construction principles, starting with the core of Nicosia, for instance, to create a role model for other local communities. EU funds could be sought for such an endeavour. Twin-pilot projects: Grants, incentives and technical support could be offered to local authorities and other, private sector investors, to incorporate principles of sustainability, on the condition that they twin with a comparable town, village or municipality in the other community. Such pilot projects will assist the process of capacity building and benchmark setting, for urban- level sustainable construction practices. Varosha as an eco-city: It is widely acknowledged that Varosha will ultimately have to be almost entirely rebuilt before it becomes habitable. This problem is at the same time a unique opportunity to convert Varosha into a smartly designed and fully sustainable eco-city which will serve as an example not only within Cyprus, but more broadly in the region and the European Union. 314
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PART IV Sustainable Mobility
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GLOBAL TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY 79 4.1 Global Trends in Sustainable Mobility 4.1.1 Global Mobility Challenges The most striking fact about the transportation / mobility sector today is its almost complete dependence on oil. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), transportation is ‘97%
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  • Summer '20
  • Dr joseph
  • Renewable Energy, Energy development, World energy resources and consumption, Peak oil

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