The underutilised potential of vegetable gardens to foster equality and empowerment

The underutilised potential of vegetable gardens to foster equality and empowerment

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

What better way to kick off the summer season than to watch a garden flourish? July is the beginning of the abundance of summer that […]

Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Yes, cities can create their own COP21, and we tell you how!

Because we’re constantly searching to help cities advance their energy and climate transition, we have taken a closer look at the processes that a city […]

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To build resilient communities, cities need to transform their entire metabolism with a climate-neutral approach. With this in mind, we are deepening our agenda for wider systemic change.

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Food at the heart of cities and families

Food at the heart of cities and families

From the Positive Food Challenge to rooftop gardening, we take a look at cities that are making food a priority

Food is an integral part of many current issues, including reducing waste, lowering our carbon footprint, local sourcing and developing social and inclusive projects. It […]

“Fit for 55” package gives increased recognition to the local level but fails to deliver systemic change

“Fit for 55” package gives increased recognition to the local level but fails to deliver systemic change

Our analysis of the European Commission's proposals

On the 14th of July, the European Commission released a mammoth legislative package made up of 13 proposals in order to be “Fit for 55”. […]

Why and how fossil fuels in buildings will be history by 2050

Why and how fossil fuels in buildings will be history by 2050

Read our new policy paper for fossil-free districts and cities!

By 2050, fossil fuels in cities will hopefully be history. Renewable technologies that are already available, such as heat pumps and heat networks, will make […]

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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.

Agenda for a transformative decade

Energy Cities' 2030 agenda

After decades shaping energy and climate policies for a decentralised, democratic and decarbonised energy system, the next steps for cities is to transform their entire […]

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For cities engaged in local transitions

The EU has many funding sources and initiatives available to cities. They have their own focus, operational guidelines and requirements. This is a brief rundown of each of those programmes to help cities access the help they need in building a decarbonised, decentralised and democratised
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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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Carmen Castells and Fernando González

Valencia aiming for 100 energy communities by 2030

Interview with Carmen Castells and Fernando Gonzalez

Until now, Valencia with its 800.000 inhabitants may be more known for its mild climate and lovely beaches than for its incredibly collaborative and forward-looking energy policy. In part 2 of our ECF collaboration lab series, we dive into Valencia’s impressive efforts to involve the local community in energy and climate matters.

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Energy community: each group has a different way to look at it.

Interview with public and civil activists in the Metropolitan Area of Naples

In the region of Naples, four small municipalities team up for the energy transition so as to make their place attractive for current and future generations. In this episode, we talked to three people who are very much pushing for collaborative actions between the 4 cities and civil society.

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