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Municipal Climate Partnerships as Green Motors for Europe

Municipal Climate Partnerships as Green Motors for Europe

What EU and national policymakers need to do to boost climate action on the local level

City partnerships are part of the civic backbone of European integration and cooperation. However, their systemic potential as a powerful peer learning structure to roll […]

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 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 […]

The greatest brainstorming of our time

The greatest brainstorming of our time

Energy Cities' president calls for a societal and ecological renaissance

September is normally that time of the year where you get back to your heavy routine after having enjoyed a relaxing holiday break. In my […]

The SCALE initiative launched the Call for Experts!

The SCALE initiative launched the Call for Experts!

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The SCALE initiative (European Smart and Lighthouse Cities Amplified) , launched in September 2020 as a support initiative and secretariat to all  Horizon 2020 Smart […]

Reimagining public space with people at the centre

Reimagining public space with people at the centre

Barcelona’s new Superblock is co-designed with the local community

Back in 2016, our member Barcelona decided to launch “Superilles” – Catalan for Super Islands or Superblock – to reduce car and noise pollution for […]

Towards fossil-free districts and cities

Towards fossil-free districts and cities

Our virtual City Learning Labs inspires cities to phase out fossil fuels for heating & cooling

Burning things has been the go-to solution for thousands of years to keep our buildings warm. Now, faced with the immense challenge of becoming climate-neutral […]

Brest prepares the ground for collaborative climate action

Brest prepares the ground for collaborative climate action

TOMORROW project allows cities to involve different actors in the transition

During a virtual visit to Brest (France), TOMORROW’s partners were given a overview of the many activities the Metropolitan Governement is carrying out to allow […]

Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

Developing sufficiency within companies

In December 2015, the City of Frankfurt launched the ‘Sustainable Commercial Area’ project, involving over 400 companies in an area of 15 hectares. This model project received […]

Making community energy a reality in your city

Making community energy a reality in your city

Our Cooperation labs bring cities and citizens together

The second edition of Energy Cities’ European Cooperation Lab took place at the end of April with 3 city teams coming from Czech Republic, Italy […]

Liège is undergoing a process of democratisation, relocation and decarbonisation of its food system

Liège is undergoing a process of democratisation, relocation and decarbonisation of its food system

Local production will meet 50% of the city’s needs while fulfilling ideal ecological and social conditions

Following an initial impetus from local stakeholders and citizens active in the Cities in Transition movement, the Liège City and province have been successful for […]

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Mayors across Europe are stepping up their climate ambitions

Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe officially endorsed their new vision for this movement on 21 April

Considering the current climate emergency, and in a joint effort to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C, local leaders across Europe commit to making climate […]

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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