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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 […]

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

Our 2020 impact report aims to give you the flavour of the year

We will collectively make stories and not only tell stories

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the pandemic – there is no escaping that. But while the pandemic forced changes on Energy […]

Our Summit

Our Summit

Looking back at Energy Cities’ General Assembly

President Biden is not the only one who convened climate leaders this week, Energy Cities did too. I would dare to say, we brought together […]

Energy Cities welcomes four new members

Energy Cities welcomes four new members

The Urban Community of Auxerrois, Annecy, Orebrö and Arnhem joined our network

In the past months, four new members joined Energy Cities’ network: the Urban Community of Auxerrois and Annecy (France), Orebrö (Sweden) and Arnhem (the Netherlands). […]

Learning Municipality Networks

Learning Municipality Networks

A holistic approach for low-carbon municipalities

To meet the EU’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union and the Members States will need to rely on cities and […]

Big strategies by small cities

Big strategies by small cities

Clever energy and climate actions in the South of Italy

By joining forces, the three Italian municipalities Palma Campania, San Giuseppe Vesuviano and Striano do big steps for actually being small municipalities .

Sustainable mobility planning in Brasov

Sustainable mobility planning in Brasov

Design thinking and openness at the heart of the process

In the framework of the project TOMORROW, the local Agency for Energy Management and Environmental Protection (ABMEE) is working with the platform and laboratory MOBILITAR to […]

Climate emergency actions in Brexit times

Climate emergency actions in Brexit times

What’s happening in Energy Cities’ UK members?

In 2020, the sanitary crisis brought many challenges for local authorities in the UK and Brexit might have added an additional layer of complexity to […]

Valencia’s collaborative approach to the energy transition

Valencia’s collaborative approach to the energy transition

Our Spanish member & 18 local entities jointly selected 6 pilot projects

In the framework of the project TOMORROW, the City of València continues its roadmapping process in collaboration with all the entities and stakeholders involved in […]

5 years after the Paris Agreement: Mission (im)possible?

5 years after the Paris Agreement: Mission (im)possible?

Learn about the latest developments in EU policy in Energy Cities' What's EUp? - December 2020

On the 12th of December 2015, the adoption of the Paris Agreement was hailed as a historic milestone in tackling the climate crisis. At the time, some world leaders even spoke of “having saved the world” from the catastrophic impacts of climate change. Now, 5 years later, where do we stand in achieving the aims of the Paris Agreement? Is there cause for optimism on the success of this mission, or are we dangerously falling short in delivering the action needed? In this last What’s EUp of a turbulent 2020 engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Energy Cities draws a state of play on the occasion of the first major “anniversary” of the Paris Agreement.

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regions and cities to finance their SECAPs

After three and a half years of intensive work, this is time for the H2020-funded PROSPECT project to end, but not without great successes and […]

Charleroi and Talence join Energy Cities

Charleroi and Talence join Energy Cities

Discover our new members’ initiatives

Energy Cities is proud to welcome two new members: Charleroi in Belgium and Talence in France. Charleroi, towards zero-carbon by 2050 Charleroi is a French-speaking […]

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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