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Don’t be fooled: this is not a joke.

Don’t be fooled: this is not a joke.

In 2020, April 1st has been stolen.

…derailed by a pandemic, the severity of which is only matched by its suddenness, and which makes us think rather than laugh.A pandemic that also […]

How did Energy Cities energise policy, people and places?

How did Energy Cities energise policy, people and places?

All answers in our Impact Report 2019

Our mantra: #ShowShareShake Let us introduce you to the Energy Cities Impact Report for 2019! It was a great year for our organisation: our members […]

Condominium retrofits are a matter of a long breath

Condominium retrofits are a matter of a long breath

Take-aways from the digital conference

For a long time, and until now, they have been considered the black sheep: multi-flat buildings. As working with condominiums is very complicated for a number […]

There isn’t one renovation wave

There isn’t one renovation wave

A district-level approach is needed to move quickly and deeply

Policies to promote home renovation have often failed in the past because they have taken the obvious, and incorrect, starting point – the home. Instead, we need to recognise that homes are part of a local ecosystem of intermixed buildings, businesses, energy and people. By incorporating all of those elements into a district-level plan we can begin to hit the 3% renovation target and deliver on the Green Deal.

9,700 European local governments, 47% less CO2 emissions by 2030

9,700 European local governments, 47% less CO2 emissions by 2030

2019 European Covenant of Mayors report is out!

As part of the European Covenant of Mayors movement, cities and towns are taking energy and climate action to secure a better future for their […]

Decarbonisation strategies: harvesting local potential

Decarbonisation strategies: harvesting local potential

Our take on the latest edition of the Decarb Cities Conference

How to ensure cities can cover their energy needs while maintaining air quality, reducing the effect of heat islands and therefore contributing to the fight […]

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

European Green Deal at 100 days – high in ambition, but not (yet) a game changer

What's EUp March 2020

As the new EU Commission hits its 100 day benchmark, it is time to analyze how its flagship programme to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent has performed so far. The European Green Deal has already brought forth various ambitious measures, ranging from funding to governance. However, it has not yet triggered the necessary paradigm shift needed to deliver the transition.

COVID-19 – The Cities & Citizens Energy Conference is postponed

COVID-19 – The Cities & Citizens Energy Conference is postponed

Save the new date

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Energy Cities and the city of Heerlen decided to postpone our Forum to a later date. The first Cities & […]

Help build the EU’s Climate Pact

Help build the EU’s Climate Pact

Consultation launched on how cities will form the foundation of the EU's Climate Pact

A broad consultation on the proposed Climate Pact has been launched by the European Commission. The Climate Pact is one of the strategic pillars of […]

Fearless cities and more

Fearless cities and more

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

It is impossible for me to write this March 2020 political editorial without mentioning the coronavirus outbreak. Yes, in this age of globalisation, pandemics are […]

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

EU Climate Law enshrines 2050 target but misses climate proofing

Updated 2030 emissions target due in September

The EU Commission today unveiled their climate law enshrining the target of climate neutrality across the entire EU by 2050. Because it is set for […]

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Is your city eligible for the Just Transition Fund?

Regional breakdown of €7.5bn Just Transition Fund announced

The €7.5bn Just Transition Fund will be shared across the 27 countries of the EU. What began life as a proposal to help coal-dependent regions […]

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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