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Looking back at Energy Cities’ General Assembly

President Biden is not the only one who conveyed climate leaders this week, Energy Cities did too. I would dare to say, we brought together […]

Energy Cities welcomes four new members

Energy Cities welcomes four new members

The Urban Community of Auxerrois, Annecy, Orebrö and Arhnem joined our network

In the past months, four new members joined Energy Cities’ network: the Urban Community of Auxerrois and Annecy (France), Orebrö (Sweden) and Arhnem (the Netherlands). […]

Covenant of Mayors peer-learning programme

Join the Covenant of Mayors - Europe 2021-2022 peer-learning programme to learn, be inspired and take action on your climate and energy challenges!

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#NewEuropeanBauhaus  “Building beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places to live together after the pandemic”

#NewEuropeanBauhaus “Building beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places to live together after the pandemic”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Just for once, I’m going to write about what is going to happen in the coming days rather than about last month’s highlights. On 21st […]

More circularity, less carbon!

More circularity, less carbon!

Reducing carbon emissions linked with local resource management

What better way to celebrate the recent partnership between Energy Cities and the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) than promoting […]

Energy Cities endorses fossil fuels non-proliferation treaty

Energy Cities endorses fossil fuels non-proliferation treaty

New global initiative to phase out fossil fuels and support a just transition

Inspired by the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, a group of organisations launched “The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty” (FFNPT), a global initiative […]

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Local PACTs

How municipalities create their own COP21

Local green deals vs local COPs: this could be a teaser for this publication… However, it would be too narrow in comparison to the overview […]

Impact Report 2020

We will collectively make stories and not only tell stories

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the pandemic –
there is no escape from that. But while the pandemic forced changes on Energy Cities, just as it did for our member cities,
we continued to deliver on our promise to democratise,
decarbonise and decentralise the energy transition.

Climate Change Challenge

A Comic Book by EUKI Project BEACON

With this book the BEACON team seeks to convey the spirit of European collaboration and exchange on climate change to a wider audience of school […]

ENERGY TRANSITION STUDY TOURS

Plan a thematic sightseeing with your colleagues through any of our member cities to get equipped with new strategic ideas for your own city. We prepare tailor-made programmes based on your expectations on whom to meet, what to see and learn. Energy Cities’ broad knowledge of European local actions and its network of players built over the last 30 years enables us to organise the perfect trip for your delegation of public servants or elected people.

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Donna Gartland

“It’s about understanding what’s important to citizens in Dublin.”

Interview with Donna Gartland, CEO of CODEMA

In this episode Donna Gartland explains what changes can be expected in the city and describes how she and her team trigger conversations with citizens around very abstract topics such as district heating using waste heat from data centres.

Britt Jurgensen and Laura Williams

“For cities it can feel a bit of a lonely place to be responsible for all of these changes.”

Britt Jurgensen and Laura Williams from Carbon Co-op

The energy and climate challenge is so big that it requires everybody to be involved. New ways of communicating are needed. What are the best means to shape new narratives and, in the end, to make people want to engage in changing the energy system?

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