Will there be cucumbers at Christmas?

Will there be cucumbers at Christmas?

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

This question illustrates how dependent our economy is on fossil fuels, especially gas. Greenhouses in the Netherlands use a lot of gas, as well as […]

Breaking the poverty cycle

Breaking the poverty cycle

Ingredients for a local strategy against energy poverty

As the number of people in energy poverty rises – even more since Covid is around – solutions are urgently needed to help them find […]

“It can feel to people like everything is against them.”

“It can feel to people like everything is against them.”

Interview with Prof. Dr. Lucie Middlemiss about energy poor and why they should be involved in policy-making

On cold days, fierce winds blow through poorly insulated windows in Leeds. It travels through the over hundred high-rise buildings built in the 60s’ and […]

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

What is transport poverty and how can cities address it?

It’s easier to become transport poor than energy poor

What happens when fuel prices go up? When old cars are not allowed to run? What happens to those who cannot afford these changes? The […]

Food at the heart of cities and families

Food at the heart of cities and families

From the Positive Food Challenge to rooftop gardening, we take a look at cities that are making food a priority

Food is an integral part of many current issues, including reducing waste, lowering our carbon footprint, local sourcing and developing social and inclusive projects. It […]

Leading the way towards sustainable food systems

Leading the way towards sustainable food systems

From food maps to food forests, seven local initiatives to inspire you!

As you know, Energy Cities recently published its new 2030 agenda, identifying four priority systems that are closely linked to climate and energy objectives. The […]

How to promote a sustainable approach to food and agriculture?

How to promote a sustainable approach to food and agriculture?

Namur is bringing local actors to the table!

Last March, our member Namur (Belgium) launched their local Sustainable Agri-Food Assembly to foster a dialogue and develop concrete proposals for a more sustainable and […]

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 […]

Economy: turn the line into a circle

Economy: turn the line into a circle

What the cities already do!

“The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long […]

Ready to ditch your car?

Ready to ditch your car?

Feedback on and evaluation of the operation “I ditch my old banger” in Grenoble

In late 2017, during several months, over 200 residents of Grenoble took part in the “I ditch my old banger” operation jointly led by the […]

Four solutions to make European cities bicycle-friendly

Four solutions to make European cities bicycle-friendly

A guest article by Alberto Vela of the European Cyclists' Federation

In this guest article Alberto Vela of the European Cyclists’ Federation looks at how European policy makers have set their sights on the bicycle during the […]

A Climate Pact for Luddites

A Climate Pact for Luddites

How the Green Deal’s most ambitious element connects everything - including Zoom calls, Ada Lovelace and Frans Timmermans

“Jim, you’re on mute.” “We can see you talking Jim, but we can’t hear you.” “I’ll send Jim a message that he hasn’t turned on […]

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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