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1990 – 2020 – 2050

1990 – 2020 – 2050

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

A new decade, the « year of no return » for climate action, which is starting with gigantic fires in the Southern hemisphere… But I will not […]

Energy Cities launches podcast

Energy Cities launches podcast

City Stories coming to your earbuds

Energy Cities’ podcast is for those who want to learn how cities go about with the energy transition. The challenge is big, but there are so many new, collaborative practices that emerge and that make this challenge fun and feasible. Each month we invite passionate European guests from different horizons and sectors who dedicate much of their time to making the energy transition more democratic.

Will you enter the matrix?

Will you enter the matrix?

Our arguments to convince you

Is your city among the 37% of local authorities in Europe seeking innovative financing for their energy and climate actions? But also among the 89% […]

No more business as usual – planning a low carbon Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

No more business as usual – planning a low carbon Cities & Citizens Energy Forum

4 greener ways to welcome you

2020 will be a very important year for Energy Cities: not only we are turning 30, but we are also organising the first Cities & […]

Not upgrading buildings can lead to social disaster

Not upgrading buildings can lead to social disaster

Why encouraging condominium retrofits fights more than climate change

Large parts of the existing building stock are in need of modernisation and better energy performances. How can this happen? And how can we avoid social catastrophes?

The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal

How close to deliver genuine societal transformation?

The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]

Looking for energy and climate experts to support cities

Looking for energy and climate experts to support cities

Call for Country Experts – EU City facility

The soon-to-be launched EU City Facility is looking for Country Experts in the field of energy and climate investments and with proven technical and financial expertise with national or local organisations. Each expert will support local authorities in one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia.

Slavutych, Ukraine – The community energy story you need to hear!

Slavutych, Ukraine – The community energy story you need to hear!

Chernobyl’s refugees host their first solar cooperative

The Chernobyl disaster was one of the most catastrophic incidents in (nuclear) energy history. Many people still remember the feeling of danger and the safety […]

LIFE PlanUp mid-term project conference: EU Green Deal and the National Energy and Climate Plans

LIFE PlanUp mid-term project conference: EU Green Deal and the National Energy and Climate Plans

Is Europe on the right pathway to becoming the first climate-neutral continent?

Save the date 21 January – 9.30 – 16.00High-level political sessionScotland House, Rond-Point Robert Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels As part of the European Union’s 2030 […]

“Behind the words” episode 1: The Climate Pact

“Behind the words” episode 1: The Climate Pact

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

The ecological transition is on everybody’s lips. Climate semantics is so diverse and varied that it sometimes leads to contradictions in the same sentence. This […]

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

First German city to adopt dedicated €200m budget

While world leaders still struggle with climate inaction at COP25, Stuttgart is taking action. The city located in the South of Germany is not satisfied […]

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

Spotlight on condominiums: the EU’s orphan buildings

About the need to foster renovation coaching services in Europe

In many European Member States, the 3% renovation rate will only be achieved if policies also focus on collective renovation. Fortunately, valuable experience from the […]

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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