About the hub

Are you willing to reduce your municipality’s energy needs? Are you looking for ways to develop heat planning and use local heating and cooling sources efficiently while involving citizens and stakeholders? Are you developing support mechanisms to foster deep renovations and positive energy districts? Then the Fossil free districts and buildings Hub is for you!

Together, we will coordinate efforts to improve financial, technical, and human capacities for cities. We will explore local and national legislation as well as public actions to trigger the energy system’s decarbonisation, while putting in debate the questions of governance, energy public services and ownerships. Through this, we will support cities in choosing the best local energy mix and decarbonising their built environment.

Upcoming events All events

03 Feb

Positive energy districts: accelerating the journey towards urban energy transitions (Webinar 4/4)

WEBINAR 4: PEDs & REGULATION We invite stakeholders of energy transition processes and broader urban transformations to join a DUT webinar series on the opportunities […]

08 Feb

Lund – A winner of One Planet City Challenge 2022

Lund is one of the global winners in WWF’s One Planet City Challenge 2022. It’s a small Swedish city, with a big goal: an 80% […]

14 Feb

Leveraging on co-creation to decarbonise heating systems

Decarbonisation is often seen as a matter of political will. However, ambitious policies need adhesion from citizens to be successful and impactful – hence the key role of co-creation. This is what we will explore in this capacity-building session.

14 Mar

Empowering citizens for the heat transition

How to make sure that the transition is inclusive? What are the best ways to favour and support citizen initiatives and engagement? In this capacity-building session we will bring concrete examples of citizen empowerment to go further in the heating and cooling decarbonisation.

16 Mar - 17 Mar

Turin, Italy

Cities Forum 2023 – Together for green and just cities

The CITIES FORUM is the place and moment to exchange on the urban dimension of Cohesion Policy, the Urban Agenda for the EU, the role […]

30 Mar

Covenant of Mayors – Europe Conference 2023

The Covenant of Mayors EU Conference of 2023 will be an opportunity to reflect on local and regional governments' response to the energy crisis.

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New strategic partnership to support cities and regions launched today

New strategic partnership to support cities and regions launched today

We joined forces with the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management

20/01/2023

Energy Cities and the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) will join forces to support local and regional governments and agencies even further in their […]
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Our key events for 2023

Our key events for 2023

Your list of important dates to speed up a place-based transformation of our cities towards climate neutrality

19/01/2023

Let's meet (again) in 2023! Mark your agendas for these key moments.
Webinar recordings
Heat decarbonisation through heat communities

17/01/2023

Energy communities are getting more and more attention, as a tool to empower citizens and accelerate the decarbonisation. However, it is often about electricity: what […]
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In 2023, we invite you to join us in designing a blueprint for local energy

In 2023, we invite you to join us in designing a blueprint for local energy

Adaping the rules on the energy market and redirecting European funds: two priorities to support the transition of ALL territories.

17/01/2023

That’s the essence of our proposed policy agenda for this year. Gas and electricity markets follow European rules – these must be revisited. Reducing price […]
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In Spain, the cities of Murcia and Rivas Vaciamadrid are looking into energy efficiency to improve quality of life

13/01/2023

The Spanish industry is a world leader in the construction and transport infrastructure, and not far behind when it comes to energy efficiency. ESCAN Energy […]

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ASCEND

Accelerating positive, clean energy districts (PCED) for cities’ transition towards climate neutrality and social justice across Europe The project’s overarching goals are to: make cities […]

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, […]

REDI4HEAT

REDI4HEAT

Supporting the implementation of key EU legislations on heating and cooling
REDI4HEAT

Heating and cooling represent almost 50% of the EU energy demand and 80% of the energy consumption in households. Yet, it accounts for 40% of […]