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Global Strike for Climate

Global Strike for Climate

Mayors Representing 8,000 European Cities Call for Climate Proofing of EU and National Budgets

Press release Climate proofing budgets is the best way to ensure that governments do not spend a single euro that could further climate change For […]

The tug of war for Germany’s next climate protection law

The tug of war for Germany’s next climate protection law

Where we stand and what Merkel and her team can learn from others

With a new climate action law, chancellor Angela Merkel can show how serious the so-called energy transition pioneer takes its task.

Booming bike use in Brussels as European Mobility Week kicks off

Booming bike use in Brussels as European Mobility Week kicks off

Cycling commuters have doubled in Brussels in the last five years

Cycling in Brussels has been surging in popularity the last few years with 16% more cyclists in 2018 compared to 2017 and an average 13% […]

Heating and cooling planning: a “must have” for all cities!

Heating and cooling planning: a “must have” for all cities!

Heating and cooling goes hand to hand with urban planning.

Heating and cooling (H&C) is a major topic for the decarbonisation of the European energy system, and it goes hand to hand with urban planning. […]

« If you had only one wish? »

« If you had only one wish? »

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This summer, far from Brussels’ overheated streets, I was asked this seemingly innocent question by a friend while chatting after a pleasant walk: “if you […]

Get free passes to the 2019 Smart City Expo World Congress: “Cities Made of Dreams”

Get free passes to the 2019 Smart City Expo World Congress: “Cities Made of Dreams”

This year, Energy Cities is partnering with the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), a leading event for governments and organizations committed to smart, sustainable development.

New report: Leveraging the activism of civil society

New report: Leveraging the activism of civil society

Energy transition lessons from the EU and US

The latest Energy Allies report showcases how civil society can be an ally and friend to city governments in a quest for better energy transition […]

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

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

We are glad to coordinate the European City Facility (EUCF), a new EU-funded project which will provide financial support and services to cities and municipalities […]

Time travel : Our letter to incoming EU Commission President

Time travel : Our letter to incoming EU Commission President

How to get to 2050 and succeed in 2030

September in Brussels is known as the ‘Rentrée’ when the crowds of lobbyists, commission employees, MEPs and so on make their way back to Brussels […]

Intracting, Green bonds, Citizen financing, EPC and much more, on the menu of PROSPECT next learning cycle

Intracting, Green bonds, Citizen financing, EPC and much more, on the menu of PROSPECT next learning cycle

As many opportunities for local authorities to find out how to unlock resources for their local projects! Apply before 30 September!

The fourth and last H2020 PROSPECT learning cycle on innovative financing for local energy and climate projects, will start this November 2019, following an ongoing […]

German cities demand resolute action on climate protection, including higher CO2 cost, in a letter to Chancellor Merkel

German cities demand resolute action on climate protection, including higher CO2 cost, in a letter to Chancellor Merkel

Joint open letter from the presidents of Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and ICLEI

Energy Cities, Climate Alliance and ICLEI have called in a joint open letter on the German chancellor Angela Merkel to commit to resolute action on climate protection.

Women and energy

Women and energy

Can renewable energy communities contribute to the empowerment of women?

Women still remain underrepresented in the energy sector. Rosalie, trainee at Energy Cities, led an exploratory study to analyse if renewable energy communities manage to […]

It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling.

Greta Thunberg, Climate activist

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