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Why citizens participation in climate projects is important

Why citizens participation in climate projects is important

Interview with Kinga Kovacs

EUKI, the European Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, recently interviewed our colleague Kinga Kovacs to promote the Living Streets project. […]

Will there be cucumbers at Christmas?

Will there be cucumbers at Christmas?

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This question illustrates how dependent our economy is on fossil fuels, especially gas. Greenhouses in the Netherlands use a lot of gas, as well as […]

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

Cities take actions to exit energy poverty

These innovative practices & projects will inspire you!

This month, you might have read our article on the ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty (find it here if you have not!). […]

Mannheim – where citizens are empowered to experiment and innovate

Mannheim – where citizens are empowered to experiment and innovate

About methods and spaces for social innovation

Until now, 2.5 million households living in the city of Mannheim and in neighbouring municipalities are getting power from the coal-fired power plant Grosskraftwerk Mannheim. […]

Breaking the poverty cycle

Breaking the poverty cycle

Ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty

As the number of people in energy poverty rises – even more since Covid is around – solutions are urgently needed to help them find […]

“We are the cities we make”: Get free passes for the Smart City Expo World Congress

“We are the cities we make”: Get free passes for the Smart City Expo World Congress

Thanks to a partnership, Energy Cities is offering its members free passes for the Smart City Expo to be held on 16-18 November, in Barcelona and online.

Smart City Expo World Congress is an international event for the smart city sector, a key meeting point for experts and leaders of the world’s […]

“It can feel to people like everything is against them.”

“It can feel to people like everything is against them.”

Interview with Prof. Dr. Lucie Middlemiss about energy poor and why they should be involved in policy-making

On cold days, fierce winds blow through poorly insulated windows in Leeds. It travels through the over hundred high-rise buildings built in the 60s’ and […]

Green Cities Forum: advancing inclusive transitions

Green Cities Forum: advancing inclusive transitions

When talking about Climate Neutrality, the Cities of TOMORROW speak the same language

For a whole week, Brașov hosted the Green Cities Forum, to show its commitment to a carbon-free future The Green Cities Forum welcomed an International […]

Navigating between tech firms and farmers

Navigating between tech firms and farmers

Cork's leap towards the future

In the very South of Ireland, there is this small but buzzing port city of Cork. The City Council and the County Council are leading […]

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

It’s easier to become transport poor than energy poor

What happens when fuel prices go up? When old cars are not allowed to run? What happens to those who cannot afford these changes? The […]

Getting a grip on the grid: Energy communities in Germany and France

Getting a grip on the grid: Energy communities in Germany and France

Academic insights on the challenges and opportunities for energy communities to access the grid

We know the immense potential that community energy has for delivering a just transition. That is why we regularly share good examples and encourage municipalities […]

What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

What I learned this summer… or “the State of the European Dis-Union”

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

Yesterday, 15 September, the President of the European Commission was returning to deliver the now traditional State of the Union. This year’s address highlighted 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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