Elliniko – Argyroupoli & Corinth turned streets into temporary playgrounds

Elliniko – Argyroupoli & Corinth turned streets into temporary playgrounds

Greek cities tested the Living Streets model and you can too!

Last August and September, the cities of Elliniko – Argyroupoli and Corinth tested the living streets model and gave their inhabitants the opportunity to turn […]

Fossil energy sources are on their way out – but when?

Fossil energy sources are on their way out – but when?

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

The Glasgow Climate Pact has finally been agreed, but not without causing the top negotiator to weep over our inability to agree on even the […]

European City Facility - 3rd call for applications is open!

Apply to get financial and technical support for your local sustainable energy investments concepts!

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Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Positive Energy Districts: The way forward for an ambitious district transformation?

Forget about net zero and fossil-free districts, positive energy districts (PEDs) aim at generating more renewable energy than they consume! Researchers across Europe are working […]

“100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030” European Mission Launched

“100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030” European Mission Launched

On the 25th of November, the European Commission launched a call for expression of interest for cities to join the European Mission on Climate-Neutral and […]

PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

PROSPECT+, capacity building for cities & regions, launches its 2nd edition!

Increase your capacity in innovative financing by joining our new learning programme!

Cities are the main contributors to pollution and climate change, but they also have the power and opportunity to deliver the highest energy savings and […]

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From Ideas to Action: Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

BEACON Final Report

Examples of successful local climate change mitigation measures can be found all across Europe. Municipalities, local communities, and younger generations are shaping the path towards […]

From Action to Impact : Supporting municipalities, schools and national governments in the transition to climate neutrality

BEACON Final Brochure

Accompanying the BEACON project’s final report From Ideas to Action, which provides an overview of the successes and learnings of the project, this interactive brochure […]

Guide to set up your own city facility

A practical guide on why and how we imagine that the EU City Facility model can be replicated

This document is a first practical guide on why and how we imagine that the EU City Facility model can be replicated at a regional, national or local level.

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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Jakuta Imširović

“Our priority for it is to be just.”

Interview with Jakuta Imširović, expert associate for environmental efficiency, City of Zenica (BiH)

ArcelorMittal Steelworks is not only a big employer in the city of Zenica in Bosnia and Herzgowina. The international steel producer is also responsible for a big part of the city’s major problem: air pollution. Learn about how a city with heavy industry can drive the energy transition.

Lucie Middlemiss

“These are the people that we need to be thinking about when we think about just transition.”

Interview with Prof. Dr. Lucie Middlemiss, University of Leeds

All over Europe, energy prices are currently soaring and the impact it will have this winter on poverty will be huge. In addition to not knowing how to pay the bill, vulnerable people often suffer from physical and mental diseases caused by their situation. Recognizing the struggle, addressing the issue and getting help needs to be made much easier.

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