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01 Jun - 03 Jun

Helsingborg, Sweden

Urban Future 22: Europe’s leading event to make cities sustainable

On June 1-3, 2022, the global community of urban shapers will meet in Helsingborg, Sweden. This mid-sized city, located on the Swedish coast overlooking Denmark, […]

10 Jun

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change is an URBACT funded action planning network helping seven cities with the transition to Zero Carbon, led by Manchester […]

01 Jul - 02 Jul

COP of cities

Upon invitation – All members from the Energy Cities network has been invited by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, President […]

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Determined

Determined

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

19/05/2022

I recently discovered the manfra “Radiant“. It offers a description of a world… so similar to ours! To fight “the bad guys” (called “the inquisition”), […]
Advocacy
Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

A study, a manifesto, and a campaign for more local staff to achieve the climate transition

18/05/2022

Local governments are at the forefront of managing crises. It has been true with the COVID crisis, it is still valid with the war in […]
News
“Cities needs two things for their buildings: money and legislation!”

“Cities needs two things for their buildings: money and legislation!”

Main takeaways from the discussions around the decarbonisation of buildings at the 2022 Energy Cities Forum.

18/05/2022

Energy Cities’ Hub “Fossil-free districts and buildings” aims to make cities’ building stock and districts more carbon efficient and sufficient. Let’s take a look back […]
News
Highlights of Energy Cities Forum 2022 in Brussels

Highlights of Energy Cities Forum 2022 in Brussels

A glimpse into a long-awaited gathering

28/04/2022

More than 150 network members and partners participated in Energy Cities Forum on 21-22 April 2022 in Brussels. After a three-years break caused by Covid-19, […]
News
Learning to take control of our destiny

Learning to take control of our destiny

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

14/04/2022

What have we learnt from past crises? Are we better prepared for those to come? It is often disheartening to see how little we learn […]

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Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The world's largest movement for local climate and energy action.
Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

After the adoption, in 2008, of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package, the European Commission launched the Covenant of Mayors to endorse and support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies.

EU City Facility

EU City Facility

Financial support and services to cities’ sustainable energy projects
EU City Facility

The mission of the EUCF is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy investment projects across cities in the EU, by providing targeted financial, […]

Balkan Solar Roofs

Balkan Solar Roofs

Campaigning and training for the production of community-owned energy in the Balkans
Balkan Solar Roofs

This ambitious project will empower three city administrations to enable and inspire 500 new solar roof installations by 2024. The three participating cities are Poreč […]

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Transition roadmaps to energy efficient, zero-carbon urban heating and cooling
Decarb City Pipes 2050

Climate urgency calls on all political levels to act more stringent and faster. This proposal is the first to unite cities across Europe to work […]