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Climate budget: a dialogue with Oslo

Climate budget: a dialogue with Oslo

Count your CO2 emissions the way you count your money

Last November, at the invitation of Energy Cities, Heidi Sørensen, Director of the City of Oslo’s Climate Agency and her colleague, Catrin Robertsen, met with […]

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the Green Deal to Glasgow – all the important 2020 dates for your calendar

From the launch of the Green Deal on Dec. 11, 2019 to the UNFCCC’s Glasgow CoP 26 conference beginning Nov. 9th, 2020 we are at […]

Will you enter the matrix?

Will you enter the matrix?

Our arguments to convince you

Is your city among the 37% of local authorities in Europe seeking innovative financing for their energy and climate actions? But also among the 89% […]

The European Green Deal

The European Green Deal

How close to deliver genuine societal transformation?

The large-scale climate mobilizations of these past few years have not been in vain. The European Commission has finally recognized the magnitude – and urgency […]

Looking for energy and climate experts to support cities

Looking for energy and climate experts to support cities

Call for Country Experts – EU City facility

The soon-to-be launched EU City Facility is looking for Country Experts in the field of energy and climate investments and with proven technical and financial expertise with national or local organisations. Each expert will support local authorities in one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia.

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

Stuttgart taking climate emergency seriously

First German city to adopt dedicated €200m budget

While world leaders still struggle with climate inaction at COP25, Stuttgart is taking action. The city located in the South of Germany is not satisfied […]

Project Development Assistance facilities: Learn from cities and regions’ experience

Project Development Assistance facilities: Learn from cities and regions’ experience

Many of the signatories to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy have used technical assistance facilities to develop projects in the framework of […]

5 takeaways from the EIB’s new energy lending policy

5 takeaways from the EIB’s new energy lending policy

What the European Investment Bank's new funding policy will bring for cities' energy transition

We won! After months of lobbying by Energy Cities and the Fossil Free EIB campaign, Europe’s public bank has adopted a new funding policy. It is good news! But what will it bring for cities’ energy transition?

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 […]

What cities need from the next Horizon Europe funding programme

What cities need from the next Horizon Europe funding programme

4 recommendations to activate the next-generation climate governance

When the European Commission published the new mission-oriented approach proposed for the forthcoming Horizon Europe programme in January 2018, we were glad to see such […]

EIB’s proposed divestment from fossil fuels could go up in flames

EIB’s proposed divestment from fossil fuels could go up in flames

Pro-gas forces threaten to derail ambitious proposal from Europe’s public bank

In July 2019, the European Investment Bank (EIB) proposed a bold new energy lending policy which would halt support to all fossil fuel projects by […]

« If you had only one wish? »

« If you had only one wish? »

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This summer, far from Brussels’ overheated streets, I was asked this seemingly innocent question by a friend while chatting after a pleasant walk: “if you […]

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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