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Cities and Citizens Energy Forum – Save the date

Cities and Citizens Energy Forum – Save the date

Energy Cities’ 2020 Annual Conference

Aren’t you tired of sitting in a conference, listening to never-ending speeches? Are you looking for dialogues and meaningful peer-to-peer exchanges instead? If you are […]

When city twins become climate partners

When city twins become climate partners

Arnsberg and its twin city Alba Iulia (Romania) open up new horizons

A long-standing cooperation Until now, the two cities, officially twinned since 1974, have focused their cooperation on cultural and educational issues. Now, assisted by Energy […]

Seven cities on a Zero Carbon Journey

Seven cities on a Zero Carbon Journey

In line with Paris Agreement and a carbon budgeting approach

Ambitious Manchester In 2019 Manchester decided to become a zero carbon city by 2038. At city level, this means capping total emissions at 15 million […]

9 country lessons + 10 recommendations = 1 effective National Energy and Climate Plan

9 country lessons + 10 recommendations = 1 effective National Energy and Climate Plan

New LIFE PlanUp report provides guidance on participative governance to national policymakers

With EU Member States set to submit their final national energy and climate plans (NECPs) by the end of the year, they should tap into the potential of their cities and citizens to design and deliver robust, ambitious and mutually beneficial plans.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Join our free peer-to-peer learning modules on innovative financing

Join our free peer-to-peer learning modules on innovative financing

PROSPECT H2020 has launched its fourth and last call for applications. Don’t miss it!

Since 2017, PROSPECT enables the exchange of knowledge and experience between EU cities and regions, on innovative financing schemes for their local projects on energy […]

Energy Cities goes to Marseille

Energy Cities goes to Marseille

A breath of fresh air at 40 degrees

It happens to everyone: sometimes, we focus so much on projects, policy files and deadlines that we forget to breathe, look around, and talk with […]

New guidebook

New guidebook

How cities can unleash the power of community energy

The community energy landscape in Europe has been radically transformed by the Renewable Energy Directive. The new landscape will only be fully mapped as communities […]

EU-US cooperation

EU-US cooperation

Unconventional energy stories from four “allied cities”

“Energy Allies” is the name of a two-year EU-funded project that supports transatlantic experience sharing between EU and US cities. In Europe, the French city […]

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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