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“Carbon budgets” or “Climate-proofed budgets”?

“Carbon budgets” or “Climate-proofed budgets”?

Our new briefing helps cities navigate science-based targets approaches

When talking about how to align cities policies with the EU decarbonisation objectives, we often hear the words “science-based targets”, “carbon budgets” or “climate-proofed budgets”. […]

European City Facility – First call for applications is open

European City Facility – First call for applications is open

Submit an application to get funding for your sustainable energy investment concept!

The European City Facility supports municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the EU-27 and the UK in developing investment concepts for sustainable energy. The […]

Future LIFE programme should support governance changes and citizen energy communities at local level

Future LIFE programme should support governance changes and citizen energy communities at local level

Energy Cities unveils its three proposals on how LIFE can fund cities' clean energy transition

The LIFE programme has been a valuable funding instrument for local authorities to fund best practice, pilot and demonstration projects in the field of energy […]

How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis?

How can Europe emerge stronger out of the current crisis?

Our letter to the President of the European Commission

Energy Cities’ President addressed a letter to the European Commission President von der Leyen to present our solution, in order to ensure economic recovery and […]

European City Facility to launch its first call for proposals

European City Facility to launch its first call for proposals

Get funding to develop an investment concept

The European City Facility (EUCF) will launch its first call for proposals on 25 May 2020. All municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the […]

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, […]

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.

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 […]

The European City Facility is launched!

The European City Facility is launched!

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum ended with a bang

EU City Facility (EUCF) was launched with a bang on February 19th as more than 600 participants hoped to take advantage of a grant to […]

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% […]

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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