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Don’t be fooled: this is not a joke.

Don’t be fooled: this is not a joke.

In 2020, April 1st has been stolen.

…derailed by a pandemic, the severity of which is only matched by its suddenness, and which makes us think rather than laugh.A pandemic that also […]

How did Energy Cities energise policy, people and places?

How did Energy Cities energise policy, people and places?

All answers in our Impact Report 2019

Our mantra: #ShowShareShake Let us introduce you to the Energy Cities Impact Report for 2019! It was a great year for our organisation: our members […]

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How to roadmap the transition to climate-neutral cities?

How to roadmap the transition to climate-neutral cities?

Methodological guidelines to support cities

Over the past months, the research institute DRIFT (our partner in the project TOMORROW) worked on methodological guidelines to support cities in  developing a transition […]

Condominium retrofits are a matter of a long breath

Condominium retrofits are a matter of a long breath

Take-aways from the digital conference

For a long time, and until now, they have been considered the black sheep: multi-flat buildings. As working with condominiums is very complicated for a number […]

9,700 European local governments, 47% less CO2 emissions by 2030

9,700 European local governments, 47% less CO2 emissions by 2030

2019 European Covenant of Mayors report is out!

As part of the European Covenant of Mayors movement, cities and towns are taking energy and climate action to secure a better future for their […]

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Impact Report 2019

How Energy Cities energised policy, people & places

2019 began with the launch of the Energy Cities manifesto ‘Claiminga Crisis’ and it ended with the launch of the European Green Deal. Those two events are related. In between people from every level of government and from around the world gathered in Heidelberg for the International Conference on Climate Action. Together, because we must always act together, all levels of government signed the Partnership Declaration on Collaborative Climate Action.

City pathways to low-carbon models

MOLOC - MOrphologies LOw Carbon

This document synthesizes the major processes and events of the urban pathways to low-carbon models, each city will be highlighted individually for its unique context. Some basic information will help to paint the picture of each city along with their MOLOC actions and stakeholders.

Boosting energy retrofits in condominiums

Approaches for local authorities to facilitate change

Through this guide, partners from the EU-funded ACE Retrofitting project share their learnings on how to act as facilitators between co-owners in condominiums and building experts when it comes to energy retrofits.

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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Alba del Campo

To reach the unusual suspects we have to design different ways of participation.

Alba del Campo, advisor to the City of Cadiz

In Cadiz, a new local government was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. Since then, the city opened the energy politics to its citizens. This was a first radical step. And there are many more to come. Alba explains why and how they managed to make affordable and sustainable energy such a key topic.

Jessica Grove-Smith

Climate protection begins at (the) home

How physicist Jessica Grove-Smith and the Passive House Institute are reducing carbon emissions one building and one city at a time

“Passive House has been around for more than 25 years and the market is changing. I feel that we are at a turning point where […]

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